Prayer Carpet

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Object Name: 
Prayer Carpet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall W: 70 cm, L: 114 cm
On Display
about 1885
Web Description: 
This glass carpet was made for use in a mosque. Muslims use a prayer rug to cover the ground or floor while they pray. At one end of the rug is an arch-shaped design representing the mihrāb, the prayer niche in mosques. The point of the arch must face Mecca (the birthplace of Muhammad, in Saudi Arabia) while the rug is in use.
Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd., Source
Primary Description: 
Prayer Carpet. Colorless glass, engraved; silver-plated metal frame. Glass carpet made of six cut and engraved panels of colorless glass, set into a silver-plated metal frame.
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-05-19 through 2006-11-30
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces (2006) illustrated, pp. 91-93, fig. 3-46; BIB# 92506
The Ultimate Luxury (2005) illustrated, pp. 142-145, esp. p. 145;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2000 (2001) illustrated, pp. 6-7, 9; BIB# AI98331
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 212, fig. 37; BIB# AI53002
Danny Lane Breaking Tradition (1999) illustrated, p. 33; BIB# 61841