Attributed to Turkey / Animal carpet / 14th centuryAttributed to Turkey
Animal carpet
14th century

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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Turkish
Creator Dates/Places: Turkey
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Turkey
Title: Animal carpet
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 14th century
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Pile weave, wool pile on wool foundation, 85 symmetrical knots per square inch
Dimensions: W. 49 1/2 in. (125.7 cm), L. 60 1/4 in. (153 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1990.61
Credit Line: Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, Louis V. Bell Fund and Fletcher, Pfeiffer and Rogers Funds, 1990

When this rug was discovered a few years ago, its unusual field design-rows of animals within animals-was otherwise known only in a rug depicted in a Sienese painting of about 1410. The assembled figures in 'The Marriage of the Virgin' stand on a rug with a field design, partially obscured, that was not comprehensible without the Museum's rug. The field design probably derives from medieval textiles patterned with single or paired animals in compartments.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1990.61
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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