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


Object Name: Carpet Date: 17th century Geography: Egypt Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile Dimensions: Rug: H. 203 in. (515.6 cm) W. 115 in. (292.1 cm) Classification: Textiles-Rugs Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922 Accession Number: 22.100.56

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