"Lotto" Rug

Artist/maker unknown, Turkish

Geography:
Made in Turkey, Asia
Possibly made in Konya, Anatolia, Asia

Date:
First half of 16th century

Medium:
Wool and possibly goat hair

Dimensions:
6 feet 8 1/2 inches x 3 feet 11 1/2 inches (204.5 x 120.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1955-65-9

Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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Label:
"Lotto" is a term of convenience for the repeated pattern of arabesque forms used in many sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Turkish rugs. The term is taken from the name of the sixteenth-century Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto, whose paintings depict rugs with this pattern.