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    Sale 7572

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    A QASHQAI 'MILLEFLEURS' PRAYER RUG

    SOUTH PERSIA, DATED AH 1309/1891-2 AD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A QASHQAI 'MILLEFLEURS' PRAYER RUG
    SOUTH PERSIA, DATED AH 1309/1891-2 AD
    Excellent condition
    9ft.7in. x 4ft.6in. (291cm. x 137cm.)


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    The inscription cartouche reads; Order of His Excellency the most Noble the chief of the Ilkhani tribes Qashqa'i. A similar, but uninscribed example, is published by Eberhart Herrman, Von Konya bis Kokand, Seltene Orientteppiche, III, Munich, n.d., no.90, p.151.

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