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Antique Akstafa Bird rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan, last quarter 19th century.


Sotheby's Sale: N07852 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Tue, 03 Dec 02 10:15 AM
 

LOT 105 (of 135)
AN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,
10,00015,000 USD
 

Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 15,535 USD
 

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 10ft. 7in. by 3ft. 10in. (3.23 by 1.17m.)

DESCRIPTION: last quarter 19th century original end finishes with some losses, oxidized browns, minor moth damage