For a comparable carpet, see the ‘Sackville Landscape’ Mughal carpet, late 16th
century, which incorporates blossoming trees and birds along with chasing and fighting animals (833 by 289cm), in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917: No.17.190.858. For an example of a ‘Landscape and bird carpet’, without animals, North India, Lahore, circa 1600 (233 by 158cm), which shows similarities in the use of the blossoming tree in the fragment lot 156, which also has animals, see Völker, Angela, Die orientalischen knüpfteppiche im MAK (Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst,
Wien), Wien, 2001, Indische Teppiche, Kat.Nr.116, pp.316-319, (Inv.Nr. Or 292/1889/1907 HM Nr. 13421).
For comprehensive discussion of Indian carpets, see Walker, Daniel, Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, Chp. 4, The Carpets, Persian Style, pp.29-85. See lots 180 & 191 in this sale for Mughal animal and palmette carpet fragments and lot 180 for extended footnote.