Group of Four Carpet Weights
Mughal, North India
18th – 19th century

Carved from marble these carpet weights, known as mir-e-farsh were used to hold securely the light cotton and silk summer carpets that provided comfortable seating on marble floors in the hot summer months. Each carpet weight in the form of a dome stands on a square base covered with overlapping acanthus leaves, surmounted at the top by a flower-head finial.

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