The Small Pattern Holbein carpets are named after the German renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) who depicted this design in his painting "George Gizse" (1532, National Gallery, London). It has been estimated there are 70 Small Pattern Holbein carpets still in existence, mostly in museums, with some in private collections. Like the Lotto pattern carpets, their manufacture between the 15th and 18th centuries is attributed to the Ushak region of Central Anatolia.

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