30 June 2004
AN USHAK MEDALLION CARPET BORDER FRAGMENT
West Anatolia, 18th Century
Forming a runner, the indigo field with a column of rosttes each flanked by four similar smaller rosettes within a floral border, made up from more than one piece
Approximately 13 ft. 1 in. x 2 ft. 2 in. (399 cm. x 66 cm.)
The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets; Christie's London, 14 February 1996, lot 64.
Acquired 18 May 1911 as an "Uschak Laufer".
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