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Early Karabagh rug, 17th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. This specimen, called Nide, exhibits the first floral model, consisting of a thick grid and an unusual stylized and sharp edged cloudband. 305 x 752 cm. Inv. no. 56.217. Gift of Joseph V. McMullan