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Seljuk rug fragment, 13th century, Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Object Name: Fragment
Date: 13th-14th century
Geography: Turkey
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Textile: H. 10 in. (25.4 cm) W. 7 in. (17.8 cm) Mount: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) W. 11 in. (27.9 cm) D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1927 Accession Number: 27.170.89
This artwork is not on display

This fragment is one of the oldest surviving examples of Turkish carpet weaving. Originally the pattern was decorated with highly stylized birds and lozenge-like motifs.

[ Joseph Abemayor, Cairo, until 1927; sold to H.E. Winlock for MMA]