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Antique Caucasian Shirvan "Akstafa" prayer rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. circa 1880


Sotheby's Sale: N08103 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Fri, 03 Jun 05 10:15 AM
 

LOT 47 (of 103)
AN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, circa 1880

Condition Note: oxidized charcoals, partially rewoven end guard stripes,

7,00010,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 9,000 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 6ft. 1in. by 2ft. 11in. (1.85 by 0.89m.)

DESCRIPTION: circa 1880