The Magnificent Sanguszko Carpets
from 10/11/2022 to 12/02/2023
“The most beautiful carpets in the world”: a group of masterpieces from 16th century Persia
From an idea: Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic and Asian Art
Curated by: Michael Franses
Palazzo Rosso, via Garibaldi 18, Genoa
10.11.2022 – 12.02.2023
Opening: Thrusday, November 11th, 2023
At present day, fourteen so-called ‘Sanguszko carpets’ have been located, except one. They are found in twelve different locations: Shiga (Kyoto), Paris, Lyon, Boughton, Berlin, Milan, Tehran, Madrid, London, Vienna, Boston, Washington DC .
This exhibition will be the most important gathering of Safavid period carpets, showcasing eight 16th Century Kirman ‘Sanguszko’ carpets from: Musée du Louvre, Paris, Musée des Tissus, Lyon, Thyssen collection, Madrid, Instituto Valencia de Don Juan, Madrid, Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, England, and from private collections.
For many of those which will not be presente, there will be life-size reproductions in the principal room of the first floor of the Palace. On the second floor, there will be further nine historical carpets from Kirman, Mashhad and Qazvin, exhibited in order to place the ‘Sanguszko’ carpets into their historical context.
Gallery Moshe Tabibnia is exceptionally lending three of the eight carpets on display, two 'Sanguszko' and one Kirman, now part of the gallery’s collection, respectively from the reknown Rothschild, Benguiat and Jekyll collections.