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Antique "Shield" Kazak rug, dated ah 1329 (=1911 ad). Inscribed with Arabic letters. Elisabethpol Governate, Kazak Uyezd, probably Kosalar village, North-West Azerbaijan. The rug was mistakenly presented as an "Armenian Kazak".

Christie's London, South Kensington October 04, 2005
Lot Number 9 Sale Number 5774
Lot Title An Armenian Kazak rug
dated, corroded black --241cm. x 170cm.(7ft.11in. x 5ft.7in.)