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Blumenthal Mamluk rug, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Date: 16th century
Geography: Egypt, Cairo
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: H. 80 in. (203.2 cm) W. 51 in. (129.5 cm) Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.190.266
This artwork is not on display

George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (until 1941)