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PERSIAN MASTERPIECE US MUSEUM DEBUT

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Added On July 12, 2018

For the first time, a centuries-old Persian garden carpet is on display at a museum in the United States.

 
The "Wagner" Garden Carpet is rich in history and considered a masterpiece. It's being shown as part of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
 
The show is themed Eternal Springtime: A Persian Garden Carpet from the Burrell Collection.
 
The late 17th-century Persian carpet is one of the masterpieces of the Burrell Collection. It is one of the earliest examples of a garden carpet outside of Asia, and was produced under the Safavid dynasty in Kirman in southeastern Iran.
 
Alongside the "Wagner" Garden Carpet, visitors can find an additional eight historical carpets from the Museum's collection.
 
The carpet is on display in the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Gallery, which features masterpieces created under the imperial Safavid dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries.
 
The exhibition has been made possible by The Mossavar-Rahmani Fund for Iranian Art. It will run at New York's Met Museum until October 7th.