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Antique Caucasian Shirvan "Akstafa" prayer rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century

Sotheby's Sale: W02848 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 05 Sep 02 10:30 AM

LOT 58 (of 342)

W - An Akstafa prayer rug, West Caucasus, late 19th century

400600 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 352 GBP

MEASUREMENTS: 160 by 91cm., 5ft. 3in. by 3ft