Ottoman / Carpet / first half of 17th centuryOttoman
first half of 17th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Ottoman
Creator Dates/Places: Anatolia
Creator Name-CRT: Ottoman
Title: Carpet
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1650
Creation Date: first half of 17th century
Creation Place: Ushak
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Wool warp and weft, wool pile
Dimensions: 167 7/8 x 91 in. (426.5 x 231 cm)
Description: This carpet is known as a Star Ushak, from the star shape of its medallions and the weaving center from which it originates. In the use of a primary star-shaped medallion on a field containing a secondary floral scroll, the Anatolians no doubt were influenced by northwest Persian book design, as seen in buildings or illumination, or by Persian medallion carpets. Unlike the Ottoman medallion carpets of Cairo and Bursa, the ground scroll here is secondary to the medallion scheme. The blue medallions on the red ground are the traditional colors of these carpets. Star Ushaks, extremely popular in the West and copied there, are portrayed in European paintings as early as the second quarter of the sixteenth century.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 58.63
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph V. McMullan, 1958
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.58.63
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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