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Sotheby's May 19, 1984


Lot 202: Extremely Fine and Important Silk Heriz Carpet

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. EXTREMELY FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ CARPET, Northwestern Persia circa 1875. Approximately 10 feet 3 inches (3.13 m.) x 8 feet 4 inches (2.54 m.) Placed in the center of the carpet, a palmette inscription cartouche reads "Work of SABBAGH". The primary border is inscribed with Dibeit poetry, potentally attributable to Hafiz. Hafiz, a Persian court poet of the 13th century, witnessed both the extraordinary court patronage that fostered indeed generated superb art, as well as the destruction of his court support through military defeat. Arther Urbane Dilley (Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1931, page 89) characteriszes the situation as follows... Estimate: $200,000 / 300,000

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Lot 203: Extremely Fine and Important Silk Heriz Carpet

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. EXTREMELY FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ CARPET, Northwestern Persia last quarter 19th century, Approximately 12 feet 5 inches (3.79 m.) x 9 feet 4 inches (2.85 m.) Estimate: $150,000 / 200,000 more

Lot 161: Fine Coupled Column Silk Tabriz Prayer Rug

August 27, 2008

Sotheby's May 19, 1984. FINE COUPLED COLUMN SILK TABRIZ PRAYER RUG, Northwestern Persia last quarter 19th century, Approximately 6 feet (1.83 m.) x 4 feet 8 inches (1.42 m.) Estimate: $30,000 / 35,000 more

Lot 160: Kashan Silk Prayer Rug

August 27, 2008

UNUSUAL SILK KASHAN PRAYER RUG, Central Persia circa 1900. Approximately 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m.) x 4 feet 3 inches (1.30 m.) Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000 more


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