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16th century Anatolian or Syrian rug. Joseph V. McMullan Collection. Currently, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Medium: Animal hair (warp and weft), wool (pile); (warp, weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile

Dimensions: Rug: H. 73 1/2 in. (186.7 cm) W. 51 in. (129.5 cm)

Credit Line: Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1969 Accession Number: 69.267

Provenance: Joseph V. McMullan , New York (by 196069)