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Seljuk (?) (or Beyliks Period) carpet fragment, Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Date: 14th century
Geography: Turkey
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) Mount: H. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) W. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1927 Accession Number: 27.170.91


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