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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.
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