Animal Carpet, between 1520 and 1570

  • Islamic, Iranian

Silk pile on a silk foundation

  • Overall: 7 × 70 inches (17.8 × 177.8 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edsel B. Ford


Lady Ludlow (London, England). Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Ford (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1925-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Islamic, Iranian, Animal Carpet, between 1520 and 1570, silk pile on a silk foundation. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, 25.23.