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Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2014.388.

Pitching the Royal Tent

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

About The Event

Royal Persian tents will be discussed in their historical and 19th century contexts, revealing their vital importance, with behind-the-scenes information about the tent on display. The program will be given by four CMA staffers and one invited scholar, Dr. Layla Diba, a foremost scholar of 19th century Qajar art when Muhammad Shah’s Persian tent was made, followed by a question and answer panel of the speakers. 

Free, reservations recommended. Reserve online at tickets.clevelandart.org or by calling the Ticket Office at (216) 421-7350.