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Large Fragmentary Ushak “Quatrefoil” Carpet

Artist Culture
Ottoman period, 1281–1924
16th century
Place made
Anatolia, Turkey, Asia
Textiles & clothing
Current Location
Not on view
119 x 90 1/4 in. (302.3 x 229.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of James F. Ballard
Public Domain
Object Number
- 1925
V. and L. Benguiat [Vitall Benguiat (1865–1937) and Leopold Benguiat (1863–1953)], Paris, France, and New York, NY, USA [1]

1925 - 1929
James F. Ballard [James Franklin Ballard (1851–1931)], St. Louis, MO and New York, NY, purchased from V. and L. Benguiat [2]

1929 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by James F. Ballard [3]

[1] See sale catalogue ["The V and L Benguiat Private Collection of Rare Old Rugs." American Art Association Inc., New York, 1925, cat. no. 22].

[2] This object is published in Maurice S. Dimand, The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs in the City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis: 1935), pl. XVI (color illustration). In the catalogue's foreword (dated June 1930), the donor, James F. Ballard, states that he gave 69 objects to the Museum in May 1929. The Deed of Gift of the James F. Ballard Collection is dated May 2, 1929.

[3] Minutes of the Administrative Board of the City Art Museum, April 22, May 7, and December 6, 1929.
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