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Carpet Fragment

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Warp: undyed ivory silk z2S. 2 levels Weft:white silk z1S. 3 shoots Pile: z2S; white is variable: 2,3,4,5
DATES mid-16th century
DYNASTY Safavid
PERIOD Safavid Period
DIMENSIONS Old: 21 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (54.6 x 16.8 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS In Persian, portions of ghazal no. 425 from Hafiz's Divan (incorrect word order following undated repairs): "You who drew a veil over the moon with your dark khatt, You who did a favor to me in creating a shade in the sun." [From The Divan of Hafiz: A Bilingual Text, Persian-English, trans. Reza Saberi (Oxford: University Press of America, 2002), 502. See Rich Text Inscription for Persian text.] Text identified by Dr. Abdullah Ghouchani, winter 2014
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 36.213f
CREDIT LINE Gift of Herbert L. Pratt in memory of his wife, Florence Gibb Pratt
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CAPTION Carpet Fragment, mid-16th century. Warp: undyed ivory silk z2S. 2 levels Weft:white silk z1S. 3 shoots Pile: z2S; white is variable: 2,3,4,5 , Old: 21 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (54.6 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herbert L. Pratt in memory of his wife, Florence Gibb Pratt, 36.213f. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 36.213f_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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RECORD COMPLETENESS Adequate (54%)
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