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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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Persian inscriptions


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)


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

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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


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