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Name of Object:

Fragment of a pile “Seljuq carpet”


Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection


Hegira c. 800 / AD c. 1400

Type of object:

Carpet, wool

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 3/1991

Material(s) / Technique(s):


Period / Dynasty:

Seljuqs of Rum (Anatolian Seljuq)




This fragment has traditionally been linked with a number of carpets found in Konya and dated to the 13th century. Nearly all of them have a Kufi-like border and simple, geometric main field. This is the youngest in the group, confirmed by carbon-14 dating.

Anatolian carpets were praised by travellers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta in the late 13th and 14th century.

Citation of this web page:

 "Fragment of a pile “Seljuq carpet”" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;33;en&id=carpets

MWNF Working Number: DN 33

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