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Medallion carpet (red ground). late 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1915. inv. no 753  (3065) from the Mosque of Murad Pasha, Erzurum, Turkey. 180 x 275 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 100.


The round white central medallion is surrounded by a dark blue serrated band and is outlined in yellow. Four large rosettes in a small central octagon which encloses thick purple and green curved serrated leaves and stylised animals surrounded by blue and yellow dots. Above and below the medallion an elongated green cartouche, outlined in white, ends in a small pointed white palmette-cartouche outlined in yellow. White and green trees are drawn at the sides of the field and are decorated with red and blue dots. Angular rosettes and flowers are scattered over the field.


Borders: dark blue ground. Red octagons alternate with yellow and white cartouches. The octagons contain a human figure mounted on a blue camel with a yellow horns on its head. Yellow cartouches are outlined in red and contain red horses ridden by red faced figures with crowns of red and green feathers. The white cartouche encloses a blue horse mounted by a figure dressed in light blue. The figures in the cartouches and octagons alternately lie in the horizontal and vertical plains at the right angles. Animals with blue yellow white and red bodies and with blue, yellow and red dots are placed back to back with backward facing heads between the cartouches and octagons.