8 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 17,500
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
A KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' PICTORIAL RUG
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Depicting various episodes from the epic of Bahram Gur, a minute repair in each upper corner, selvages partly rebound, otherwise very good condition
6ft.7in. x 4ft.4in. (201cm. x 132cm.)
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This rug is unusually finely woven for a Mohtasham rug at approximately 8H x 11V per sq. cm.
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