• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    A PERPEDIL DOUBLE NICHE PRAYER RUG

    EAST CAUCASUS, DATED PROBABLY AH 1226 OR 1227/1811-1813 AD

    Price Realised  

    A PERPEDIL DOUBLE NICHE PRAYER RUG
    East Caucasus, dated probably AH 1226 or 1227/1811-1813 AD
    Approximately 6 ft. 5 in. (196 cm.) x 3 ft. 8 in. (112 cm.)


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    Few examples are known of Shirvan rugs having a double prayer niche and ivory field. While most display two columns with two rows of Perpedil ram's horns, the present lot maintains three rows, each separated by an elongated Perpedil device. The field is well drawn and spatially balanced with neither niche incomplete as is seen in other examples.

    For further examples of this type, please see R. Kaffel, Caucasian Prayer Rugs, London, 1998, pp. 110-101, nos. 49-50.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection