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Antique Shirvan "shield" rug, Azerbaijan. Late 19th century.

Lot 26 Sale 9766

A fine antique Shirvan rug

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 9766
carpets, decorative objects and furniture
10 December 2003
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
A fine antique Shirvan rug
the indigo fild with hooked lozenges, jewellery motifs and animals around shaped hooked panel containing similar motifs enclosing three brick-red and blue bold hooked octagons, in an ivory border of stylised palmettes and angular vine between floral octagon stripes, outer barber-pole and reciprocal skittle-pattern stripes, slightly corroded black --191cm. x 132cm.(6ft.3in. x 4ft.4in.)