Plate One

Plate Three & Four

Plate Eight

Plate Ten

Plate Twelve

Plate Fourteen

Plate Sixteen & Seventeen

Plate Nineteen

Plate Twenty-One

Plate Twenty-Three

Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
Plate Two

Plate Five, Six & Seven

Plate Nine

Plate Eleven

Plate Thirteen

Plate Fifteen

Plate Eighteen

Plate Twenty

Plate Twenty-Two

Plate Twenty-Four

Plate Twenty-Seven

Plate Twenty-Nine

Plate Thirty-One & Thirty-Two


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For serenity and poise the fragment from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania seems unsurpassed. This fragment and another in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland were both once part of a three plane lattice design carpet. By comparison, the Rockefeller-McCormick example, figure 29 is a monstrous thing.

Figure 29

The Philadelphia Museum fragment is in better condition than Glascow's and it well represents a high point in the Persian weavers fondness for fantastic imaginary flowers.