Persian | Persian hunting carpet, detail of field with hunter on horseback hunting antelopes, jackals, hares, and ibex, 2nd half, 16th cent. | Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y |

Nearly 1,900 additional images of Middle Eastern art and architecture from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives are now available in ARTstor.  This most recent addition includes images of works from countries including Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Tunisia, from sources such as the Archaeological Museum in Amman (Jordan), the Great Mosque in Kairouan (Tunisia), the Institute of Oriental Studies in St. Petersburg, the Judaica Collection Max Berger in Vienna, the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, the National Archaeological Museum in Beirut, and the Louvre in Paris.

Since 2006, ARTstor has collaborated with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Art Resource to make available approximately 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture, which have been digitized from large-format color transparencies that photographer Erich Lessing produced over the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

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For more detailed information about this collection, see the Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) page.

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