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Carpet Fragment

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
13th–early 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey
Medium:
Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Mount: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.227
Not on view
This fragment, one of the oldest surviving examples of Turkish carpet weaving, is related to a group of early carpets found in mosques of central Anatolia. Originally, the pattern consisted of rows of dark blue hexagons, one of which is still partially visible here.
Private collection(until 1974; gifted to MMA)
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