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"Lotto" Carpet, late XVI century, Western Turkey, Ottoman Empire. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Date: late 16th century
Geography: Turkey
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: H. 121 1/4 in. (308 cm) W. 69 1/4 in. (175.9 cm) W. of top of rug: 68 3/4 in. (174.6 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Purchase, The Seley Foundation Inc. and The Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Foundation Inc. Gifts, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.24

Provenance: Private collection, Rome (until 1977); sale, Lefevre & Partners, London, November 25, 1977, no. 34, to MMA

References
Denny, Walter B. How to Read Islamic Carpets. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 36-37, ill. fig. 25 (color).

"Incense Burner with Domed Cover
Islamic, Abbasid period (7501258), 8th9th century
Bronze; cast, pierced, and incised
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm)
Gr. L. 9 1/2 in. (24.2 cm)
Attributed to: Iran
Fletcher Fund, 1976

" Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 36 (1975-1979). pp. 21-22, ill. (b/w).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Annual Report (1977). p. 47.