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Small-pattern Holbein carpet

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Mudejars, or Spanish Muslim craftsmen working for Christian patrons, made this vivid carpet, adopting its design--a field pattern of octagons and diamonds and a border derived from Arabic script--from contemporary Turkish carpets. Several European painters, including Hans Holbein the Younger...

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Provenance

Lent by Dr. George A. Kennedy and Mrs. Mary Price Kennedy, April 11, 1913. Transferred to Mrs. Mary Price Kennedy, June 26, 1926.

Credit Line

Elizabeth H. Flint Fund, In memory of Sarah Gore Flint Townsend

Rug

Spanish (Mudejar), 15th century

Object Place

Probably Alcaraz, Spain

Dimensions

458.5 x 212.1 cm (180 1/2 x 83 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.614

Medium or Technique

Wool warp, wool weft, wool knotted pile, Spanish knot

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles