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A Kirman 'Meshehir' carpet, Southeast Persia
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A Kirman 'Meshehir' carpet, Southeast Persia
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A Kirman 'Meshehir' carpet, Southeast Persia
Knot density: V: 11/cm; H: 10/cm

inscribed in the pediment, in Persian: 'bar qarar bad zendegani konandegan-e ‘alam payandeh bad mashahir-e bozorgan-e ‘alam, ‘May those living in the world continue as hereafter, May the great celebrated ones of the world be perpetual’

in the centre: 'Jesus': In the borders within cartouches there are the names of fifty-four famous people in the world, starting with Moses and including: Salman [Farsi], Romulus, Confucius, Pericles, Cyrus, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Roman Emperor, Trajan, Constantine the Great,  [Sasanian] Khusraw the Great, [Prophet] Muhammad, [Caliph] Umar, Charlemagne, Harun al-Rashid, Saladin, Genghis Khan, Louis the 9th, Louis the10th, Ferdinand the 5th, Christopher Columbus, Tamerlane, Edward the 3rd, Gustav, Francis 1st, Julius the 2nd, Henry the 4th, Cromwell, Louis the 14th, Charles the 12th, Fredrick the 2nd, George Washington and Napoleon


approximately 283 by 168cm; 9ft. 3in., 5ft. 6in.
circa 1890
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