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Antique Kazak Shield rug, dated AH 1212 (=1797 ad)

Date: 1797
Geography: Caucasus
Medium: Wool
Dimensions: H: 87 15/16 in. (223.4 cm) W: 73 in. (185.4 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1971 Accession Number: 1971.263.8

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Provenance: Joseph V. McMullan , New York (by 196571)