Medallion And Hunting Carpet
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1974.57
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Medallion and Hunting Carpet
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Animal Carpet
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
16th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Knotted wool pile
Technique
Knotted
Dimensions
235.59 x 160.02 cm (92 3/4 x 63 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan
Accession Year
1974
Object Number
1974.57
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Carpet scene of a royal hunting ground. School of Shah Tahmasp.
Publication History

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

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

Arabesque, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/1990 - 03/24/1991

Shadows of God On Earth: Arts of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Dynasties, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/21/1997 - 08/31/1997

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted