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Date: second half 16th century
Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Medium: Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 99 in. (251.5 cm) W. 67 1/2 in. (171.5 cm)
Classification: Textiles
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1908 Accession Number: 08.100

This artwork is not on display

Provenance: Stefano Bardini, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York; Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1908) The Metropolitan Museum of Art