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Antique Kuba rug, possibly from Alpan village. 1870's. Azerbaijan.

Lot Number 84
Description: A SHIRVAN RUG
East Caucasus, Third Quarter 19th Century
Approximately 5 ft. x 3 ft. 9 in. (152 x 114 cm.)
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 U.S. dollars

New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date Jun 23, 2006
Christie's Sale Number 1682