CARPET

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December 31, 1499
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Art and Calligraphy
MonBadi al-Zaman Mirza 1506–1507

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DESCRIPTION

Carpet
1500s

Iran, Herat, 16th century
Senna knot: wool and cotton

Average: 771.7 x 307.3 cm (303 13/16 x 121 in.)

Florence and Charles Abel Oriental Rug Collection by exchange 1962.263

DESCRIPTION

The Mughals, with their nomadic Central Asian roots, were constantly on the move. They were adept at transporting the trappings of their residences and bases of operation from place to place. Fine carpets and canopies demarcated places of importance, and could be rolled up and moved when the ruler was ready to consolidate his power at a new location. When they settled in stone palaces in India, the interiors were covered with carpets, lending a warmth to the spaces that cannot be felt at the sites today. This carpet is of the type that the Mughals would have acquired for their residences. Mughal paintings are filled with depictions of carpets and textiles, many ornamented, like this one, with delicate and complex palmette-dominated arabesque patterns that evoke a paradisiacal setting.

PROVENANCE

from the Cathedral of Sasamon near Burgos; (Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles).

CITATIONS

Pope, Arthur Upham, Phyllis Ackerman, and Theodore Bestermann. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. London: Oxford University Press, 1938. pl. 1180

Wyche, Lois. "A Sixteenth-Century Persian Carpet." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 50, no. 2 (1963). p. 35-39 www.jstor.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 217 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 217 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 274 archive.org

Neils, Jenifer. "The Twain Shall Meet." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 72, no. 6 (1985): 326-59. no. 73 www.jstor.org

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Year in Review - 1962. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 24-November 25, 1962).

Year in Review (1963). The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 26, 1963-January 5, 1964).

The Twain Shall Meet. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 30, 1985-January 5, 1986).

Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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