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ceremonial horse cover
  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • ceremonial horse cover, early 1700s, Safavid dynasty (1501–1732)
  • Where object was made: Persia (present-day Iran)
  • silk, metal-wrapped thread
  • Length/Width/Depth: 138.5 x 86.5 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 54 1/2 x 34 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0877

Ceremonial horse cover with a metallic ground (complementary-weft patterning.) It is decorated with rows of stylized floral motifs. There is a thin, deep red border around the edges of the cover.