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Early  Shirvan "Palmette" rug, Azerbaijan. 18th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: L. 122 1/2 in. (311.2 cm) W. 65 in. (165.1 cm)
Credit Line: Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number: 30.95.146