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Donor Name:
Imam Said bin Sultan Al-Said  Search this
Length - Object:
409 cm
Width - Object:
320 cm
Object Type:
Carpet
Place:
Masqat (Muscat), Oman, Asia
Accession Date:
17 Mar 1887
Notes:
FROM CARD: "PRESENTED TO GOVERNMENT OF THE U.S. IN 1840. SEE: CAT. 187,127, WOOLEN RUG. (SEE ALSO: CAT. NOS. 14,160-165. CASHMERE SHAWLS PRESENTED BY HIS HIGHNESS SEYHD SEYHD, IMAUM OF MUSCAT, TO THE GOVT. OF THE UNITED STATES, IN 1840, AND TRANSFERRED FROM U.S. PATENT OFFICE IN 1858). LOAN TO POLITICAL HIST. (NMAH) APRIL 1955, (FOR EXHIBIT IN FIRST LADIES HALL AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY). LOAN RETURNED FEB 11 1988. SPELLING "IND. IAD". IS NOT UNDERSTOOD. ACC. PAPERS REFER TO THE IMAUM'S NAME AS SEYD SEYD OR SEYHD SEYHD."
This rug has both a silk warp and a silk weft.
See p. 76 in Rhees, William Jones. 1880. Visitor's guide to the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum, Washington, D.C., Part 3 [Washington]: Judd & Detweiler, Printers and Publishers. https://books.google.com/books?id=L5ZJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA76#v=onepage&q&f=false . The Oman gifts are described on display in Case 7, including the Persian rug # 14159.
Record Last Modified:
13 Jul 2017
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
018815
USNM Number:
E14159-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac24ede2-5ad6-4e3b-a880-d7157592b4c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8339249