15 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' PICTORIAL RUG
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Depicting Jamshid, one of the kings from the Shahnama, minute repair one end, otherwise very good condition
6ft.9in. x 4ft.5in. (202cm. x 134cm.)
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The inscription in the pediment reads Jamshid-e Jam (Jamshid the Glorious). The verses around the border commemorate the coronation of Jamshid at Persepolis.
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