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Rug

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)

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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. Outer border features a repeating pattern of rosettes and cartouches in light greens and light blues on red ground. Areas of repair and re-weaving throughout.

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