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Dragon rug with simple drop repeat, Karabagh, Shusha Area, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Dumbarton Oaks Collection, no. 8. published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 12; Agaoglu 1948, no: 15 (front). 226 x 427 cm (7'5" x 14'0")