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Persian Silks of the Safavid Period

December 9, 2003–March 14, 2004

The Safavids of Iran (r. 1501–1722) were great patrons of the arts. A selection of silk textiles produced during this period, drawn from the Museum's extensive holdings, is being shown as a complement to the Asia Society exhibition Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Iran, 1501–1576.