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Dragon carpet (fragmentary)

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Dragon carpets are named for the S-shaped creatures contained in a latticework of sawtooth leaves. In the bottom third of this fragmentary carpet, two yellow dragons face away from a shield-like palmette. Because dragon carpets resemble nineteenth-century Caucasian rugs, they have often been...

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Provenance

Edward Jackson Holmes collection. Lent by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, August 9, 1950; bequest of same, Dec. 9, 1964

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Rug

Persian or Caucasian, about 1700

Object Place

Possibly Tabriz, northwestern Iran, or Caucasus

Dimensions

251.0 x 198 cm (98 13/16 x 77 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2101

Medium or Technique

Wool warp, wool weft, wool pile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles