28 April 2005
A KASHAN "MOHTASHAM" PICTORIAL RUG
DESIGNED BY JAWAD TABATABA'I, CENTRAL PERSIA, DATED AH 1331/1912-13 AD
The ivory field with a pictorial scene depicting Bahram Gur on horseback standing before a shepherd with his flock grazing in the background beside a river, a date and inscription cartouche at the lower end, in an indigo flowering border with ivory inscription cartouche panels between light brown calligraphic stripes and narrow reciprocal skittle-pattern minor stripes, overall excellent condition
7ft.5in. x 5ft. (225cm. x 152cm.)
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It is unusual that the inscription reads "raqam-e", (designed by), rather than "amal-e" (made by) the named artisan.
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