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Serenissime Trame

Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, Venice

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Carpets from the Zaleski collection and Renaissance paintings

This is the first museum presentation of the Zaleski collection, with a selection of twenty-five antique carpets from the near East picked out from a precious, vast collection that is probably the most complete in the world. Comparing these with Italian paintings from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-sixteenth century, allows the extensive distribution of these luxury objects in the northern area, particularly the Lombard-Veneto and Este sphere, to be understood and appreciated. The exhibition is part of the project to highlight the small but precious nucleus of Oriental carpets in the Franchetti collection. Find out more about the ‘Serenissime Trame’ exhibition from the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti’s website.

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La Visitazione (c. 1504), Vittore Carpaccio. Courtesy of Venezia, Ca’ d’Oro

La Visitazione (c. 1504), Vittore Carpaccio. Courtesy of Venezia, Ca’ d’Oro

Nascita di Maria (1502–04), Vittore Carpaccio. Courtesy of Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Nascita di Maria (1502–04), Vittore Carpaccio. Courtesy of Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Garden carpet with a scene of animals fighting. Persian. Photo: Galleria Moshe Tabibnia

Garden carpet with a scene of animals fighting. Persian. Photo: Galleria Moshe Tabibnia

Photo: Galleria Moshe Tabibnia

Prayer rug with arabesques and scrolls, wool and yarn. Persian. Photo: Galleria Moshe Tabibnia

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