8 October 2009
A KIRMAN MASHA'IR PICTORIAL CARPET
SOUTH EAST PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Depicting the rulers of Iran from prehistory to the Sassanians, as identified in the Shahnama, minute patch of repiling at one end, two corners each with minimal repair, a few very faint stains, otherwise very good condition
11ft.10in. x 9ft. (360cm. x 274cm.)
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The inscription cartouche translates: "Portraits of the first ancient sultans who captured countries. The head of all kings was Kayumarth and Iran."
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