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Type I Small pattern Holbein carpet, XVI century, Western Anatolia, Ottoman Empire. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Date: first half 16th century
Geography: Turkey
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: H. 34 1/4 in. (87 cm) W. 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1984
Accession Number: 1984.503