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Antique Shirvan Prayer rug, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. 91 x 161 cm. mid 19th century

Rippon Boswell & Co.
International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Rare & antique Carpets, Flat-weaves, Textiles
Auction no:59

Lit: ETTINGHAUSEN, RICHARD, Ancient Carpets from the collection of L. A. MAYER Memorial Institute for Islamic Art. Jerusalem 1977, no. 39