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Pulitzer Mamluk medallion carpet (Barbieri Mamluk blazon rug) , Egypt, late 15th(c. 1468-96), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Geography: probably Egypt
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool pile on wool foundation
Dimensions: H. 166 in. (421.6 cm) W. 136 in. (345.4 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1970 Accession Number: 1970.135