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Antique Shirvan Marasali prayer rug, 1870s, Azerbaijan.

Lot 117
Marasali Prayer Rug, East Caucasus, second half 19th century, (slight selvage damage), 5 ft. x 4 ft. 2 in.

Provenance: From the collection of the Roma W. Leland Trust, Washington Court House, Ohio.
Estimate $4,000-6,000
Sold for $5,036

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques and Fine Arts