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"Rasht" inlaid hanging

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Cover. A central lobed ogival compartment, containing a sun with female facial features surrounded by repeating bird and blossom motives, flanked on four sides by similar small compartments containing the head and shoulders of a woman, with similar features, flanked by Persian inscriptions....

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Inscription

Persian inscriptions

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick, October 14, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Persian, Qajar Dynasty, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Northwestern Iran (Rasht)

Dimensions

92 x 166 cm (36 1/4 x 65 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.527

Medium or Technique

Wool, silk, and metal-wrapped silk; wool flannel ground and inlays; wool, silk, and metal-wrapped silk embroidery in chain and satin stitches; couched metal-wrapped yarn

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles