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Silk Animal Carpet

Object Name: Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Geography: Iran, probably Kashan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Silk (warp, weft, and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 94 7/8 in. (241 cm) W. 70 1/16 in. (178 cm) Mount: L. 103 1/4 in. (262.3 cm) W. 78 in. (198.1 cm) D. 3 in. (7.6 cm) Wt. 206 lbs. (93.4 kg)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.721

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