• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 7845

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    15 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A SOUF MALAYIR RUG

    WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1321/1901-02 AD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUF MALAYIR RUG
    WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1321/1901-02 AD
    Minimal faults, otherwise very good condition
    7ft.2in. x 4ft.2in. (218cm. x 127cm.)


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    The inscription cartouche reads: "farmayesh-e (commissioned by) 'Awn Al Mamalek". A rug of very similar design, but with the field piled rather than soumac woven, was sold in these Rooms, 2 April 2009, lot 15.

    Mirza Ibrahim Khan 'Awn al-Mamalik is mentioned as a founder member of the Adamiyat Society, a secret pro-constitution society. One of its prominent members was 'Ali Asghar Amin al-Sultan (Reza Sheikholeslami and Dunning Wilson 'The Memoirs of Haydar Khan Amu Ughlu', Iranian Studies, vol.6, issue 1, 1973).

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