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


Sotheby's Sale: L06871 | Location: London
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 20 Sep 06 11:00 AM
 

LOT 60 (of 92)
AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,

2,0003,000 GBP
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 2,280 GBP

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 193 by 87cm., 6ft. 4in. by 2ft. 11in.

DESCRIPTION: circa 1880

Condition Note: minor restorations to sidecords, slight losses to end guards, now overlocked, extreme lower left hand corner restored