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McMullan Holbein Ezine Carpet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Object Name: Carpet
Date: probably early 19th century
Geography: Northwest Turkey
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 68 in. (172.7 cm) W. 60 3/4 in. (154.3 cm) Wt. 21 lbs. (9.5 kg) with cradle
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan, 1973
Accession Number: 1974.149.24