Rug

DATE:
c. 1550–1600
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Wool
CLASSIFICATION:
Carpets
DIMENSIONS:
153 × 88 1/2 in. (3 m 88.62 cm × 2 m 24.79 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Great Hall, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.107

General Description

Similar to another rug in the Reves Collection (1985.R.87), the pattern of this rug was derived from contemporary silk fabrics, but the pomegranate and vine motif is much more stylized. Although the design is more crudely rendered, it has a forcefulness that the other rug in the collection lacks.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 30.

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