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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Azerbaijan
Dated 1279 (1862) and Inscribed Kazim Ali and Majide
Within prayer arch blue ground with millefleur field beneath a medallion enclosing a signature and date within a latchhook guard border on red ground.
4 ft 10 in x 2 ft 10 in (147 x 86 cm)