Michael Franses, ‘Early Ningxia Carpets in the Victoria and Albert Museum’, Hali, vol. 5, no. 2, 1982, fig. 16, illustrates a comparable ‘Hundred Antiques’ pattern carpet (287 by 170 cm), from The St. Louis Art Museum, gift of James F. Ballard (inv. no. 126-1929).
See the ‘Kelekian meditation carpet’ for another closely related example, illustrated Spuhler, Friedrich, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Carpets and Textiles, London, 1988, pp. 206-235, no. 62, pp. 226-229, and Hans König and Michael Franses, Exhibition catalogue, Glanz der Himmelssöhne: Kaiserliche Teppiche aus China 1400-1750 [Splendours of Sons of Heaven: Classical Chinese Carpets 1400-1750], Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne, 2005-2006, London, 2005, cat. no. 65, pp. 173-175, 207; (also woven vertically). For a rug with the field covered with symbolic objects and selection of a hundred antiques, with alternating orientation in each half of the rug (214 by 124 cm), Qianlong period (1735-1799), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (probably late eighteenth century), see Gordon Leitch, Chinese Rugs, New York, 1935, pl. 14, pp. 55-56.
For comprehensive discussion and technical analysis of Chinese carpets, and comparable eighteenth century meditation carpets see Hans König and Michael Franses, op.cit.
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