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Carpet Fragment

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
14th–15th century
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey
Medium:
Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
W. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Mount: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
W. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.170.89
Not on view
This fragment is one of the oldest surviving examples of Turkish carpet weaving. Originally the pattern was decorated with highly stylized birds and lozenge-like motifs.
[ Joseph Abemayor, Cairo, until 1927; sold to H.E. Winlock for MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. p. 232.

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. no. 67, pp. 175, 220, ill. fig. 144 (b/w).

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