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Bernheimer "Transylvanian" prayer rug, Western Turkey, early 18th century, Ottoman Empire.


A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' PRAYER RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Price Realized 8,750 ($13,344)

Sale Information
Christies SALE 1116
ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS
23 April 2013
London, King Street

Lot Description
lot 46 - A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' PRAYER RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Uneven overall wear, heavily corroded brown, localised reweaves, scattered cobbled repairs and repiling, selvages partially rebound
5ft.5in. x 4ft.3in. (165cm. x 130cm.)

Provenance
The Bernheimer Collection, sold in these Rooms, 14 February 1996, lot 176
Acquired by Bernheimer 9 August 1937 as an "anatol Gebetsteppich"

Pre-Lot Text
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTOR

Literature
Otto Bernheimer, Alte Teppiche des 16.-18. Jahrhunderts der Firma L. Bernheimer, Munich, 1959, pl.12
'Marketplace', Hali, Issue 29, January 1986, p.170 as part of the family collection on view to celebrate the opening of the new London Gallery