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The Bode Ottoman Cairene Medallion Carpet. Berlin Museum (War Loss). published Kurt Erdmann, "700 Years of Oriental Carpets"

Fig. 166. Inv. Nr. I 30. Ottoman carpet (415 x 287 cm.), Cairo or Istanbul about 1600. Acquired 1905 as a gift from Bode. This was probably the most important piece of a group of later Ottoman carpets, still preserved in many intact and fragmentary examples. It was outstanding for its particularly fine design, warm colouring and excellent state of preservation. The elements of the design are known from other carpets but this particular arrangement occurs here only. Its complete destruction is a bitter loss.