117
117

FROM THE COLLECTION OF ABDI ROUBENI

An unusual camel hair Feraghan rug, West Persia
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117

FROM THE COLLECTION OF ABDI ROUBENI

An unusual camel hair Feraghan rug, West Persia
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An unusual camel hair Feraghan rug, West Persia
the inscription reading: 'farmayesh-e hazrat-e sadr a'zam 1311' (Order of His Excellency the Grand Minister, 1894/5)

the caramel ground piled in camel hair, with chequered abrash, and unusually woven with 'lazy' lines visible on the reverse 


approximately 187 by 130cm; 6ft. 1in., 4ft. 3in.
dated [AH] 1311, (1894/5 AD)


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Catalogue Note

The Prime Minister of the time was Mirza 'Ali Asghar titled Atabak-e A'zam, Amin al-Sultan.   Grand Minister under three Qajar rulers, he was born in 1858, and assassinated on 21 Rajab 1325/31 August 1907. 

For an introduction to The Abdi Roubeni Collection of pieces in this sale, see lot 116.

Other lots in the sale from the collection are: Lots 74, 116-126 & 145-156

M. Bamdad, Dictionary of National Biography of Iran, 1700-1900, 1966, pp.387-425
J. Calmard, Encyclopaedia Iranica (see http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/atabak-e-azam).

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