Outstanding example of Antique "Royal silk Heriz Persian Carpet" from the late 19th Century, Northwest Persia. Approximately 6'8" x 9'7" (204 cm x 294 cm). Rare and important carpet made as "a gift to the Shah of Persia." Classic Medallion design wrapped with inner border including inscriptions. Estimate 40,000 Euro.
This is one of several notable rugs which is to be offered by Auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen of Copenhagen in their "Jubilee" sale, November of 2008.
For additional information, visit http://www.bruun-rasmussen.dk, or contact the head of Bruun Rasmussen's Carpet Department: Henrik Schleppegrell
Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner
Tlf. (direkte) +45 88181145
Mobil +45 60351145
Inscription effectively translates as the following:
Emperor of the World, (Shah Alam - King of the World)
Sun of the country.
Your crown is like the crown of Darius.
The earth turned into paradise through your achievements.
Your benevolent achievements.
Thou King of the earth,
The land and the sun will follow you.
Your power is more superior than King Daraous` and Kasran`
King Djamschid and Keygobad envy your position.
Your crown is like the crown of Darous.
Your face is like soul of the world and the world of the soul.
To serve you brings me inward peace.
My name found an eternity through the announcements of your achievements.
This elaborate painting that I give you, covers your Court like a screen.
Your face is like the soul of the world and world of the soul.
You are an example of justice."