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Small pattern Holbein carpet, XVII century, Ottoman Empire, Western Turkey. Saint Louis Art Museum


Holbein Carpet
late 15th–early 16th century

78 x 48 in. (198.12 x 121.92 cm)

Gift of James F. Ballard
Accession Number: 106:1929
Place of origin: Turkey, Middle East

image courtesy: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri