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Early Shirvan or Karabagh Dragon rug with simplified drop repeat design, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.2. Size: 175 x 358 cm (5'9"x11'9"). Published: Martin 1908, pl. 28, American Art Galleries 1923, no: 979, Orendi 1930, Abb. 686; Raphaelian 1960 p 45, Ellis 1970 fig b., C. Ellis Early Caucasian rugs plate 3.