Mamluk Rug

Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian

Geography:
Made in Cairo, Egypt, Africa

Date:
Late 15th century

Medium:
Wool

Dimensions:
6 feet 6 inches x 4 feet 7 inches (198.1 x 139.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 205, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
1955-65-8

Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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Label:
Among the Egyptian Mamluk rugs that survive, the design of this rug is quite unusual. Its peculiarity lies in the central group of nine rondels, reminiscent of mandala arrangements in East Asian art, and in the prominent yellow-white lotus blossoms, also of Asian origin, in the border.


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