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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' PRAYER RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY

Price Realized 22,500 ($37,373)
Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 ($24,840 - $41,400)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 1519
ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
8 April 2014
London, King Street

Lot 51
A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' PRAYER RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
Localised minor wear, corroded black, scattered repairs, missing outer minor stripe, one selvage rebound
5ft.8in. x 4ft.3in. (173cm. x 128cm.)
Pre-Lot Text
VARIOUS PROPERTIES


Lot Notes
The present prayer rug is closely related to a number of rugs in the Black Church, Brasov, illustrated in Stefano Ionescu, Antique Ottoman Rugs In Transylvania, Rome, 2005, p.148, whilst the mosque lamp design relates to a rug in the Evangelical Church, Sebes (Emil Schmutzler, Altorientalische Teppiche in Siebenburgen, Leipzig, 1933, pl.34). The present example has particularly rich colours and very fine drawing. For a discussion of the origins of the 'Transylvanian' group of weavings please see lot 49.