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Safavid prayer rug, 16th century, Shah Tahmasb I or Muhammed Khudabanda Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Medium: Silk (warp and weft)

Wool (pile) metal wrapped thread;

asymmetricaly knotted thread, brocaded


Dimensions: Rug: L. 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm) W. 43 1/4 in. (109.9 cm)


Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 Accession Number: 17.120.124