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McMullan Ushak 'bird' carpet, Western Turkey, late 16th, early 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 170 1/2 in. (433.1 cm) W. 93 5/8 in. (237.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1963
Accession Number: 63.207