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    Sale 7572

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 91

    A MUGHAL BORDER FRAGMENT

    NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A MUGHAL BORDER FRAGMENT
    NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
    Worn with damages
    3ft.2in. x 1ft.9in. (97cm. x 54cm.)


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    During the reign of the Emperor Shah Jehan (1628-1648) a definite artistic style was developed in all areas of court art. The fragment offered here is a classic example of this period; the rich burgundy ground showing well drawn, easily identifiable primulas, poppies and carnations. A very similar border design with the similar guard stripes can be found on a 17th century carpet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (Daniel Walker, Flowers Underfoot, New York, 1997, p.95, fig.95).

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