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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #1
George Potter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default MET Carpet Fragment

Dear all,

I was surfing through the Metropolitan Museum of Artís webpage the other day, trying to find something interesting when I stumbled across a carpet fragment with accession number: 1978.546.54. What intrigued me about this fragment was that it took me a while to figure out where on a rug it might have come from (I am a bit thick at times) and the supposed date to the 14thĖ15th centuries. I tried to find an email address that could be used to ask what dating method was used but found none. The description of the rug is as followed:

This carpet fragment dates to the early period of Ottoman rule in Turkey. Its design consists of rows of hooked motifs and stylized leaves in dark blue, green, and yellow on a red ground. The interlocking hooked motifs (probably stylized vines), in particular, connect it to later carpets from western Anatolia.
My questions to you are, what later carpets from western Anatolia does it relate to? And does anyone know more about this fragment?

The fragment:

A possible reconstruction of the rug:

Link to the fragment at the MET:



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