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Anatolian Turkish rug, probably Bergama, 19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (McMullan Collection)

Dimensions:H. 83 in. (210.8 cm)
W. 59 in. (149.9 cm)
Credit Line:Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan, 1973
Accession Number:1974.149.35

Catalogue Entry

This rug again has a rather narrow field in relation to the width of the border. It is decorated with an intricate linear design, forming complex geometrical and highly stylized floral shapes. The chief elements of the main border pattern are probably derived from the Chinese cloud band, but they are so stylized that they could easily be mistaken for large open palmettes.

[Arts Council 1972]
Provenance
Joseph V. McMullan, New York (by 1965d. 1973; bequeathed to MMA)