Sanguszko figural-design carpet

Sanguszko figural-design carpet

Date ca. 1575-1600

Movement Islamic

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.