Tour: A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (One by One): The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets (20 minutes)

1 pm | Fri, November 24, 2017

Dating to the first half of the 16th century, LACMA’s two spectacular Persian carpets, both the gift of J. Paul Getty, have only rarely been exhibited due in part to their size and their sensitivity to light. In A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (One by One): The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets, these large and sumptuous carpets will be shown sequentially, affording visitors the opportunity to see two of the world’s most renowned Persian carpets and to learn of their fascinating history before and after they left Iran. The Ardabil Carpet will be on view September 17, 2017–February 19, 2018 and the Coronation Carpet will be exhibited February 24 –July 8, 2018. 

LACMA | Resnick Pavilion
Free, with general admission 
Note: This tour meets on the BP Grand Entrance
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Image: Maqsud Kashani, Ardabil Carpet (detail), dated 1539-40 (A.H. 946), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of J. Paul Getty, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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