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Image of Prayer Rug 3806


Artist Unidentified (Persian)


Prayer Rug

Creation Date



late 19th century


64 1/8 in. x 49 1/16 in. (162.8 cm. x 124.62 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

creamy fawn arched field woven with a hanging lantern, floral pilasters, and a row of formalized plants at the base; spandrels, and panels at top and base in rich fawns, aquamarine, and other colors, bearing delicate floral motifs; midnight blue border of blossoms between pairs of curved particolored leaves; golden yellow webs

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