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The Carpet Index is an entirely new assessment of the origin and symbolism of the oriental carpet in European paintings before 1500. There is fresh evidence for Christian iconographic meaning for the oriental carpet within these early Renaissance works. The historical context of the carpet in European paintings before 1500 is fully explored in the blog Circa 1440

Each painting in the Index can be clicked on individually, and each entry has as much biographical information included as possible. Although some entries are incomplete, the Carpet Index itself is constantly being updated. Please check back or send information to:

The Carpet Index
Lauren Arnold, last update 2/14/2013