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Antique Khyzy zili (also spelled as sileh, or verneh) flatweave rug, late 19th century, Khyzy District (north west of Baku), Azerbaijan

Carpets from the Estate of Vojtech Blau

Sotheby's Sale: N08291 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 14 Dec 06 10:00 AM

LOT 44
5,0007,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 7,800 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 6ft. 6in. by 3ft. 7in. (1.98 by 1.09m.)

DESCRIPTION: circa 1890