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Qajar-era floor covering, Iran

Qajar-era embroidered floor covering from Iran, 19th century. Qajar-era embroidered floor covering from Iran, 19th century. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. no. 1916.1313.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, houses a Qajar-era (nineteenth century) floor covering from Iran, with silk thread embroidery on a cotton ground material. It measures 175 x 118 cm. The embroidery shows a large stylised representation of a lion in the centre, surrounded by various repeated hunting scenes, including a horseman with a bird of prey, a lion attacking a bull, and nightingales.

The Cleveland Museum online catalogue (retrieved 3rd September 2017).

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