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Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, 19th century, NW Azerbaijan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Date: mid-19th century

Medium: Wool

Dimensions: 49 x 72 in. (124.5 x 182.9 cm)

Credit Line: Gift of Fenella and Morrie Heckscher, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.675
Acquired in 1974 from Henry M. Chance.