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14-15th century early Ottoman rug fragment, Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Textile: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 11.5 in. (29.2cm) Mount: H. 27.5 in. (69.9 cm) W. 12.5 in. (31.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelly, Violet and Elie Abemayor, in memory of Michel Abemayor, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.546.54
Provenance: Nelly, Violet, and Elie Abemayor , Great Neck, NY (until 1978)