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An 18th century Kuba or Baku rug with Afshan gul motif, Azerbaijan.


Sotheby's Sale: N08038 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 16 Dec 04 10:15 AM
 

LOT 37 (of 161)
A CAUCASIAN 'BLOSSOM' CARPET,

7,000—10,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 16,800 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 14ft. 2in. by 8ft. 4in. (4.32 by 2.54m.)

DESCRIPTION: 18th century

Condition Note: fragmentary, reduced in size, foldwear, rewoven and repiled areas, tinting, linen backed,

CATALOGUE NOTE
For a closely related Caucasian carpet with a similarly rendered Afshan design in the Türk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul, inv. no. 945, see: Eiland, Jr., Murray L., "Afshan, A Study of Design Development", Hali, Issue 104, pl. 2, p. 59 and a fragmentary carpet in the Textile Museum, Washington, D. C., inv. no. 1970.14.1, see: Ellis, Charles Grant, Early Caucasian Rugs, Washington, D. C., 1976, pl. 28.