The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets - LACMA (December 15, 2009)


Ardabil Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

Ardabil Carpet - Iran, Tabriz, Safavid dated 1539-40 (A.H. 946)

Silk plain weave foundation with wool knotted pile, 283 x 157 1/2 in. (718.82 x 400.05 cm) Gift of J. Paul Getty


Ardabil Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

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Ardabil Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

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Coronation Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

Coronation Carpet, circa 1520-1530 Iran, Islamic; Safavid

Carpet, Wool, 276 x 144 in. (701 x 365.76 cm) - Gift of J. Paul Getty (49.8)


Coronation Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

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Coronation Carpet - LACMA (December 15, 2009) - by QH

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Dating to the first half of the 16th century, LACMA’s two spectacular Persian carpets, both the gift of J. Paul Getty, have only rarely been exhibited due in part to their size and their sensitivity to light. Now, for the first time, these large and sumptuous carpets will be shown together, affording visitors the opportunity to see two of the world’s most renowned Persian carpets and to learn something of their fascinating history before and after they left Iran. On View November 14, 2009 – January 18, 2010 in the Art of the Americas Bldg, 2nd (Plaza) Level.



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