Sanguszko figural-design carpet
Date ca. 1575-1600
Medium Wool pile knotted on cotton warp and weft
Dimensions 19’8″ x 10’8″
Provenance Tabriz, Iran
Housed at Private collection
Persian influence yet again creeps into Islamic works; here, heavenly motifs combine with royal subject matter, as figures partake in the royal hunt and enjoy wine. As with Sultan-Muhammad’s illustrated manuscript, intensely detailed figures inhabit the space rather seamlessly against floral patterns.