East Asian Art
Dragon RugPossibly made in Shemakha, Shirvan Province, Caucasus, Iran, Asia
17th - 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Caucasian
1948-83-1Gift of the Sharples family in memory of Philip M. Sharples, 1948
LabelThree pairs of stylized, black-brown dragons are the focus of this bold and striking carpet. The dragon motif originated in China and became widely known from Persian miniature paintings.
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