Fragment of the field of a "vase" carpet


Safavid Dynasty
late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place: Kirman, Iran


106 x 150.5 cm (41 3/4 x 59 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton warp, one cotton and two wool wefts, wool knotted pile

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cotton warp; one cotton and two wool wefts; wool pile; Persian (Sehna) knots, six to a centimeter horizontally, six to a centimeter vertically; deep pinkish red ground, with a design of large conventional flowers and smaller more realistic ones; a vase from which grow some of the flowers is near the middle of the piece. The design is of white, light and dark blue, green, golden brown, brownish-pink, and soft yellow. Moth damage.


Sold by Countess Elizabeth Phelps Resse, Anzio, Italy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Boston; 1908, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1908)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection