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Western Anatolian rug, Bergama, Turkey, 19th century.


SALE 6897 LOT 138
A BERGAMA RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, CIRCA 1850

Price Realized  2,868 ($5,068)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 6897
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
29 April 2004
London, King Street

Lot Description
A BERGAMA RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, CIRCA 1850
The rust-red field with scattered stellar flowerheads and geometric motifs around an ivory stepped medallion containing abstract geometric shapes around a central rust-red central cross, angular triangular panels above and below containing similar motifs within a hooked frame, in an ivory border of bold stepped linked interlocking panels containing angular flowerheads between flowerhead and mill-pattern minor stripes, localised areas of wear, partial loss to selvages, minor repair in outer border, general good pile
7ft.10in. x 5ft.11in. (238cm. x 180cm.)

Lot Notes
A very similar rug is in the Berlin Museum (Spuhler, Friedrich: Oriental Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, London, 1988, no.51, pp.50-51 and pl.p.194).