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Western Anatolian rug

Date: probably late 18th–early 19th century
Geography: Turkey, Canakkale
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 75 1/2 in. (191.8 cm) W. 57 3/4 in. (146.7 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan, 1973
Accession Number: 1974.149.29
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York