A Tabriz pictorial rug, Northwest Persia
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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- Wool, pile
the large inscription: 'hilafet-i islamiye sultan abdulhamid[in] devr-i saltana[tin]da', ('The Islamic Caliphate in the sultanate of Sultan Abdulhamid'); the various captions are of names of places in the Ottoman Empire and Europe, including Anatolia, Kars, Erzincan, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Cyprus, Rumelia; Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzogovina, England, France, Austria, Germany, Italy. Sultan Abdulhamid (r.1876-1909) is identified with a caption underneath the picture of him on a swing.