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An Isphahan rug, Central Persia
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
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An Isphahan rug, Central Persia
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art

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An Isphahan rug, Central Persia
approximately 6ft. 9in. by 4ft. 8in. (2.06 by 1.42m.)
Mid-17th Century
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Literature

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Illustrated Handbook of The W. A. Clark Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C.: W. F. Roberts Company, 1928, p. 74 
"Carpets for the Great Shah: The Near-Eastern Carpets from the W. A. Clark Collection," The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin, Washington, D.C., Vol. 2, No. 1, October 1948, p. 16

Catalogue Note

The symmetrical placement of design elements, as well as the delineation of the palmettes and leaves in the field and border of this rug are very similar to a rug in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see M. S. Dimand and Jean Mailey, Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York, 1973, fig. 100, p. 71, cat. no. 33.  Unlike most 17th century weavings, this rug retains near original, dense pile.

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Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art

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New York