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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan.


Bonhams Sale 16159 - Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, 17 Dec 2008
San Francisco and Los Angeles

Lot No: 6012
A Shirvan rug
East Caucasian,
circa 1880
size approximately 2ft. 9in. x 5ft.

Sold for $2,280 inclusive of Buyer's Premium