Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Carpet, 17th century
    Turkey
    Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile; H. 234 1/2 in. (595.6 cm), W. 132 in. (335.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.173.13)

    Made in large numbers and hugely popular both in the Ottoman empire and in Europe, medallion Ushak carpets such as this were produced from the later fifteenth century down to the eighteenth. The design in theory repeats infinitely in all directions, although "cut" by the border. It consists of ogival medallions alternating with smaller eight-lobed "stars."

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  • Carpet, 17th century
    Turkey
    Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile; H. 234 1/2 in. (595.6 cm), W. 132 in. (335.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1908 (08.173.13)


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