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Asian Art

Tapestry of a Hunting Scene

mid–16th century

Silk tapestry

32 11/16 × 55 1/8 in. (83 × 140 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
On view
Iranian/Persian, Islamic
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)

Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Phyllis Ackerman, Tapestry: The Mirror of Civilization (New York: Oxford University Press, 1933).

The Third International Congress and Exhibition of Iranian Art and Archaeology, Leningrad, 1935, exh. cat. (St. Petersburg: Leningrad Congress, 1935), 6–11.

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 2151–52, vol. 3; vol. 6, pl. 1092.

Phyllis Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Iranian Institue, 1940), 17, no. 19.

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