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second half 16th century
Attributed to present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Rug: L. 99 in. (251.5 cm) W. 67 1/2 in. (171.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1908
Accession Number:
Not on view
Stefano Bardini, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York; Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1908; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 289, fig. 191 (b/w).

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 9b, pp. 99, 138, ill. fig. 71 (b/w).

Ellis, Charles. Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1988. pp. 113, 171.

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