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A.H. 1223/ A.D 1809 dated antique Shirvan Marasali prayer rug, Azerbaijan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Medium: Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile Dimensions: H: 57 5/16 in. (145.5 cm) W: 39 3/16 in. (99.5 cm) Classification: Textiles-Rugs Credit Line: The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922 Accession Number: 22.100.3