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13' 5" x 20' 0" (409cm x 610cm) Circa 1920
$45,000, with 20% courtesy: $36,000
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TABRIZ, Northwest Persian
13' 5" x 20' 0"
409cm x 610cm
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Closely based on the famed Ardabil Carpet that woven during the Safavid Dynasty in Persia and is now on permanent display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this palace-size Tabriz captures the splendor of the Golden Age of Persian Weaving. The tripartite radial medallion features a scintillating sky blue framed by ruby at its center, surrounded by painstaking scrollwork on an ivory background. A series of attached palmettes extend the center of gravity further, reaching toward the corner spandrels, which themselves are made of partially revealed medallion assemblages. The intricate, beautifully articulated field and border suite patterning present a rapturous order. Its outstanding wool quality and excellent condition add to the irresistible appeal of this extremely finely crafted antique court carpet.
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