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Rug

Alliance Israélite Universelle Schoolafter 1901

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

The composition of this rug is based on a photograph of Theodore Herzl taken in 1901. The center field is divided into two zones. The upper is filled with a frontal bust portrait of Herzl. Below is a hanging mosque lamp in a niche, the subject favored for prayer rugs. The flowers between the bases of the columns are a sign of paradise. Although derived from classic prayer rugs, the forms and composition of the lower half here are debased.

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Details

  • Title: Rug
  • Creator: Alliance Israélite Universelle School
  • Date Created: after 1901
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel, Asia
  • Physical Dimensions: 44 × 24 1/2 in. (111.8 × 62.2 cm)
  • Type: Decorative Arts
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Machine pile weave rug

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