14 February 2001
A "TRANSYLVANIAN" PRAYER RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
The shaded red field with a stepped golden yellow mihrab arch filled with stylised panels in a golden yellow border of palmettes alternating with rosettes, each with paired serrated leaves and stylised hyacinth sprays between ivory stellar flowerhead and cloudband, polychrome striped and barber-pole stripes
5ft.5in. x 4ft.1in. (165cm. x 125cm.)
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A comparable example was in The Christopher Alexander Collection (Christie's, London, 15 October 1998, lot 214).
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