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Early Floral carpet, 16-17th centuries (?), Karabagh or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Private Collection. 261 x 347 cm.

Carbon 14 analysis allows for a margin of error of 1 sigma, the amount of C14 was found to be 94/2+/- 0.7%, which corresponds to the C14 age of 480 +/- 55 years before 1950. The age measured here of 480+/- 55 years is equal to a dendro-chronological age of:


at a probability of 68%- AD 1410-1450
at a probability of 95.5%- AD 1390-1490


Lit: Gandzhorn "Oriental Carpets".

IMHO, this rug is not earlier than 18th century.