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Antique Shirvan Pictorial rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century.

Shirvan rug, 19th century. 120 x 142cm. Lot 194. 10,000-15,000
Finarte, Milan, 2006
Shirvan pictorial rug, bearing an Islamic signature and date, depicting Jesus Christ and Mother Mary. This was possibly a product for the Christian Russian market, as the Cyrillic inscriptions would suggest.