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A BERGAMA RUG
A BERGAMA RUG

WEST ANATOLIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A BERGAMA RUG West Anatolia, First Half 19th Century Approximately 5 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 1 in. (178 x 155 cm.)

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The current lot is an unusual example from Western Anatolia in the early 19th century. This rug demonstrates a distinguished archaic design, especially in the anthropomorphic elements contained in the stepped cruciform motifs as well as in the field. Although our Bergama is slightly more privitive in drawing, it is similar to one published by E.Herrmann, Von Lotto Bis Tekke, Seltene Orientteppiche Aus Vier Jahrhunderten, Munich, 1978, pl.11. Another example can be seen in the Exhibition catalogue, Divine Images and Magic Carpets: From the Asian Art Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, Texas, Amarillo Art Center, 1987, p. 45, pl. 34. The latter, also with the same cruciform design delivers a different coloration overall.

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