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Antique Shirvan Mihrabi Maraza prayer rug, Azerbaijan.


Carpets from the Estate of Vojtech Blau

Sale: N08291 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 14 Dec 06 10:00 AM

LOT 94 (of 108)

A SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS,

10,00015,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 30,000 USD

MEASUREMENTS: approximately 4ft. 6in. by 3ft. 5in. (1.37 by 1.04m.)

DESCRIPTION: altered date 1313 (1895)

label sewn on reverse "Textile Museum 40.60 HB Exh"
Condition Note: original flatwoven upper end finish, losses to lower end guard border, losses to selvages

PROVENANCE: Estate of Frank M. Michaelian

EXHIBITED

Oriental Rugs of the Hajji Baba Club, The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 1960
Caucasian Rugs, L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 1986

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Hasson, Rachel, Caucasian Rugs, Jerusalem: L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art, 1986, pl. 24