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Medallion and Hunting Carpet


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Medallion and Hunting Carpet, 16th century
Alternate Title: Animal Carpet
Rug
Persian
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16th century
Safavid period
Creation Place: Iran
Knotted wool pile
235.59 x 160.02 cm (92 3/4 x 63 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan
, 1974.57
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
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Description
Carpet scene of a royal hunting ground. School of Shah Tahmasp.
Bibliography
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), page 86/figure 92

Exhibition History
Arabesque, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/1990 - 03/24/1991
Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985
Geometry of the Spirit: Islamic Illumination and Calligraphy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/30/1988 - 06/26/1988
Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990
Shadows of God On Earth: Arts of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/21/1997 - 08/31/1997