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Ballard Ottoman medallion carpet, Cairo, Egypt, 16th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Date: last quarter 16th century
Geography: Egypt, Cairo
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Silk (warp), wool (weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 164 3/4 in. (418.5 cm) Top of Rug : W. 95 1/4 in. (241.9 cm) Bottom of Rug: W. 102 5/8 in. (260.7 cm)

Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922 Accession Number: 22.100.57

James F. Ballard, St. Louis, MO (until 1922; gifted to MMA)