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Pictorial Carpet "The Black Demon"
SMV 00-322 031
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This rare and extraordinary carpet is the work of a brilliant Iranian artist. It shows a black winged demon together with a blue horse, a green monkey, a red goat and other miraculous and strange creatures arranged in three horizontal levels. This pictorial scenery leads the viewer into a world of fantasy and imagination related to magic and to the forces of the dark and evil. The carpet has an enigmatic power suggesting pre-Islamic mysteries probably preserved in the beliefs and rituals of religious groups such as the Ahl-i Haqq.

History of the Object
This work formed the centerpiece of a high-ranking private collection exclusively focusing on Iranian pictorial carpets.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Wool 
Measurements
Width 177 cm. Length 287 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Iran 
Geography
Iran 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Decorative 
Acquisition
Permanent loan by the Ernst von Siemens-Kunstfonds since 1983. This is a foundation supporting public collections in acquiring objects of fine art of national or international importance; the present pictorial carpet is a unique piece in some ways resembling a painting of modern art. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Ernst von Siemens-Kunstfonds 
Museum
Five Continents Museum, Munich 
Credit line
State Museum of Ethnology, Munich, Germany 

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