6 April 2006
A SHIRVAN RUNNER
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Full pile throughout, corroded black, selvages replaced, overall very good condition
9ft.6in. x 3ft.5in. (289cm. x 104cm.)
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A closely related Shirvan runner using Memling guls, was sold at Sotheby's London, 12 April, 2000, lot 41. The report in Hali, (Vol. 111, July-August 2000, p.131), notes a couple of further examples.
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