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Sotheby's Carpets from the Estate of Vojtech Blau
Sale: N08291 | Location: New York
Auction Dates: Session 1: Thu, 14 Dec 06 10:00 AM
 

LOT 74
A SHIRVAN SAPH, EAST CAUCASUS,
10,00015,000 USD
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 39,000 USD
 

MEASUREMENTS
approximately 4ft. 7in. by 10ft. 9in. (1.40 by 3.28m.)
DESCRIPTION
dated 1292 (1875)
 

Condition Note: original upper macramé fringes, partially oxidized browns, repiled moth damage, repaired foldwear slit
 

PROVENANCE
Estate of Frank M. Michaelian
 

EXHIBITED
Prayer Rugs, The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., September 21-December 28, 1974 and The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, January 20-March 16, 1975
Town and Tribal Carpets, Barry Fine Arts Pavilion, Boston College, February 2-14, 1984
Caucasian Rugs, L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 1986
 

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Ettinghausen, Richard et al., Prayer Rugs, Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1974, pl. 30
Grogan, Michael, Town and Tribal Carpets, Newton, Massachusetts, 1984, fig. 1
Hasson, Rachel, Caucasian Rugs, Jerusalem: L.A. Mayer Memorial Institute for Islamic Art, 1986, pl. 25