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    Sale 1921

    Fine European And Oriental Carpets

    12 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    A PICTORIAL KIRMAN RUG

    SOUTHEAST PERSIA, CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

    A PICTORIAL KIRMAN RUG
    Southeast Persia, Circa 1920
    Approximately 8 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 3 in. (262 cm. x 160 cm.)


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    The knot count is 26H x 21V per square inch.

    This carpet was woven in commemoration of the end of the first world war. Each of the eleven portraits represents a leader of the Central Powers and the Allied forces with their National flag. At the top, King George V is depicted alongside Queen Mary beneath the words "War Eclipse". An identical rug signed by Hajji Mir 'Ali Kirmani, was sold in London at Christie's, 14 October 2004, lot 77.