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    Sale 7572

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    A MUGHAL RUG

    NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MUGHAL RUG
    NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
    Even overall wear, corroded brown, scattered repiling, repairs and small reweaves, selvages rebound, ends frayed
    6ft.3in. x 3ft.11in (191cm. x 119cm.)


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    The deer in this rug are remarkably similar to those in a detail of a manuscript illustrated in 1606-7AD by the well known painter Mushfiq (Christie's: Islamic works of art and Indian miniatures, 18th October, London, 1994, lot 8). It is highly probable that the well known artists at the time inspired the carpet weavers, it is therefore possible that this fragment was made in the second quarter of the 17th century. An animal carpet fragment was sold in The Bernheimer Family Collection, in these Rooms, 14 February, 1996, lot 47.

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