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Rug

Rectangular red ground carpet with large central rosette (green) within a circle, surrounded by octagon (green) with points added to form a star (blue). Remaining field filled with smaller pointed octogon and geometric shapes, with four medium-sized pointed octagons in each corner of the field. ...

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Provenance

2001, Davide Halevim, Milan; February 14, 2001, Davide Halevim collection sale (sale 6423), Christie's, London, Lot 55, sold to Joseph and Margaret Koerner, London and Cambridge, MA; 2012, gift of Joseph and Margaret Koerner to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of the Margaret K. Koerner and Joseph Leo Koerner family

carpet

Egyptian (Mamluk), Mamluk Dynasty, late 15th to early 16th century

Object Place

Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 320 x 221 cm (126 x 87 in.)

Accession Number

2012.130

Medium or Technique

wool warp, wool weft, wool pile; knotted (sehna knot)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles