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"Bird" Rug

Artist/maker unknown, Turkish

Made in Anatolia, Turkey, Asia

17th century


5 feet 8 inches x 4 feet 2 inches (172.7 x 127 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 221, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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Many small “bird” rugs of this type have been found in Protestant churches in Transylvania, where they were used to decorate benches, corridors, and the like. The corners of this rug may have been cropped for some architectural purpose.

* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

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