• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 7845

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    15 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A KONAGKEND PRAYER RUG

    EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    A KONAGKEND PRAYER RUG
    EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
    Localised areas of wear, small areas of repiling, one end rebuilt
    4ft.7in. x 3ft.3in. (140cm. x 99cm.)


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    A similar example of this rare group of Caucasian Prayer rugs is illustrated in Eberhart Herrmann, Seltene OrientteppicheVIII, Munich 1986, pp.112-13 and bears the date AH 1232 1816-17 AD. Another example can be found in Heinrich Jacoby, Eine Sammlung orientalischer Teppiche, Leipzig 1923, p.46, pl.40, and is either dated 1221 AH 1806 AD as he writes, or AH 1261 1844-45 AD which we think is more probable.

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