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McMullan Bergama rug, 19th century, The Brooklyn Museum, Arts of the Islamic World Collection


Medium: Cotton and wool
Place Made: Anatolia, Turkey
Dates: 19th century
Dynasty: Ottoman
Period: Ottoman
Dimensions: 73 x 60 in. (185.4 x 152.4 cm)
Collections: Arts of the Islamic World
Museum Location: This item is not on view
Accession Number: 84.140.1
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan
Image: Overall, 84.140.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph