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Tree Carpet

Artist/maker unknown, Iranian or Persian

Geography:
Made in Iran, Asia

Date:
16th - 17th century

Medium:
Wool, cotton

Dimensions:
17 feet 3 7/8 inches x 11 feet 8 15/16 inches (528 x 358 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 306, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
1955-65-25

Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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This carpet is one of the best known and most highly respected examples of the classic era of Persian carpet weaving (the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). The six column-like cypress trees in varied blue-green shades form a striking symmetrical arrangement.

Originally, the carpet was almost forty feet long, twice as long as it now appears.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.