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Ballard Ottoman medallion carpet, Cairo, Egypt, 17th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: H: 72 1/16 in. (183 cm) W: 50 13/16 in. (129 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922
Accession Number: 22.100.54
This artwork is not on display

James F. Ballard , St. Louis, MO (until 1922)

James F. Ballard , St. Louis, MO (until 1922)