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    Sale 11939

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    18 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 91



    Price Realised  


    A couple of small repairs and spots of repiling, overall good condition
    10ft.7in. x 8ft.5in. (322cm. x 256cm.)

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    In the cartouches are verses from a ghazal of Hafiz. The opening couplet of the ghazal reads; gol dar bar o mey dar kaf ma’shuq be kam ast / soltan-e jahanam be chonin ruz gholam ast, which translates as, 'The rose in my arms, the wineglass in my hand, and the beloved attained. On such a day the sultan of all the world is my slave.'

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