Garden Carpet

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Garden Carpet, c. 1800
18th-19th century
Safavid period
Creation Place: Iran
Knotted wool pile on cotton warp and weft
H. 685.8 x W. 243.84 cm (270 x 96 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Joseph V. McMullan
, 1957.137
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
Formal design with streams, fish, trees and shrubs motif.
Daniel S. Walker, Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Babas, exh. cat., Asia Society (New York, NY, 1982), fig. 20

Sheila Blair, ed., Images of Paradise In Islamic Art, exh. cat., ed. Sheila Blair University of Tennessee Press (Austin, TX, 1991), page 98/figure 34

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 87

Ami Ronnberg and Kathleen Martin, ed., The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, Taschen GmbH and Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (Cologne, Germany, 2010), pp. 594-595, ill. 1.

Exhibition History
Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/08/1993 - 08/22/1993
The Here and the Hereafter: Images of Paradise in Islamic Art, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 03/16/1991 - 05/26/1991; Asia Society Galleries, New York, 06/27/1991 - 09/06/1991; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 09/26/1991 - 12/15/1991; University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, 01/22/1992 - 03/29/1992; Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Springfield, 04/26/1992 - 06/21/1992
Courts and Countryside: Islamic Paintings from the 14th through the 17th century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/21/1999 - 08/22/1999