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Bird Ushak carpet, 17th century, Philadelphia Museum of Art


Medium: Wool
Dimensions: 6 feet 3 inches x 6 feet 9 inches (190.5 x 205.7 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art
Object Location: Currently not on view
Accession Number: 1943-28-2
Credit Line: The John D. McIlhenny Collection, bequest of Mrs. John D. McIlhenny, 1943