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Bird Ushak rug, Philadelphia Museum of Art. 17th century

Medium: Wool
Dimensions: 6 feet 2 inches x 5 feet 3 inches (188 x 160 cm)
Curatorial Department: East Asian Art, * Gallery 221, Asian Art, second floor
Accession Number: 1943-28-3
Credit Line: The John D. McIlhenny Collection, bequest of Mrs. John D. McIlhenny, 1943




Henry Hastings (15861643), 5th Earl of Huntingdon.
by Paulus van Somer I (attributed to). A Bird Ushak rug is depicted in this painting
Queens' College, University of Cambridge. Date painted: 1601