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The Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet's Dramatic Details

Mary Jo Otsea discusses the complex design and vibrant history of this red carpet, which has entranced scholars and collectors for decades. Garnering $33.8 million, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet was one of the 25 Middle Eastern and Asian carpets from Sotheby's June 2013 auction Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, which achieved a total of $43.8 million.

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