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Safavid Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, by Michael Franses

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Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, capital of the oil-and gas-rich Gulf State, opened its doors to the public on 22 November 2008. In this, the first of an occasional series of articles on highlights of the Doha collection, Michael Franses concentrates on the group of Safavid Persian carpets acquired by the MIAQ over the course of the past decade from private collections and at public auction. This article (click below) is an extended version, with citations, references, and additional images, of the abridgement published in HALI 155, Spring 2008, pp.72-89.



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