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Cotton gauze embroidered with many colored silks which completely cover the ground. In a central medallion are two horsemen separated by a tree on a crimson ground. The branches of the tree are black, the flowers and leaves, yellow, blue, and green. One horse is black, one yellow, and the...

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Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, November 6, 1924.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

"Caspian" embroidery

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, First half of 18th century

Object Place

Northwestern Iran (Azerbaijan)


79 x 118 cm (31 1/8 x 46 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.18 x 0.79

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; cotton plain weave embroidered with silk; surface darning and running stitch


Textiles and Fashion Arts