• Oriental and European Rugs & C auction at Christies

    Sale 7752

    Oriental and European Rugs & Carpets

    8 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 179


    WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1318/1899-1900 AD

    Price Realised  


    WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1318/1899-1900 AD
    The inscription cartouche reads: "Commissioned by Sayf al-Dawla 1318", areas of very light wear and corrosion, slight colour-run, selvages partly rebound
    6ft.4in. x 4ft.3in. (193cm. x 130cm.)

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    The Sayf al-Dawla in 1318 was Sultan 'Abd al-Muhammad Mirza (d AH 1339/1920-21 AD). He was the older brother of 'Abd al-Majid Mirza 'Ayn al-Dawla, the Prime minister of Muzaffar al-Din Shah, and was given the title Sayf al-Dawla in 1299 (AD 1881-2). One of his posts was the tawliyat of the Shrine in Mashad and governorship of various provinces including Malayir where he is buried.

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