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Image of Prayer Rug 3805


Artist Unidentified (Persian)


Prayer Rug

Creation Date



19th century


75 1/8 in. x 44 1/16 in. (190.74 cm. x 111.92 cm.)

Object Type

textile/natural fiber

Creation Place

Asia, Iran

Medium and Support


Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss


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Object Description

fluctuating fawn field, between tan spandrels, woven with a blue vase from which springs a crimson "Tree of Life" with bifurcated branches bearing angular twigs and small blossoms in green, blues, and tans, with smaller green trees growing at either side; sapphire blue border of rosettes joined by curling stems of buds

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