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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A Konya rug fragment, South Central Anatolia
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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A Konya rug fragment, South Central Anatolia
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Konya rug fragment, South Central Anatolia
approximately 257 by 187cm; 8ft. 5in., 6ft. 2in.
17th century, possibly earlier
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Literature

Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 208 - 212, ill. p. 209.

Alexander. C., 'Early Turkish Rugs A New Way of Looking', Hali, April, 1991, issue 56, p. 124.

Catalogue Note

The present lot shares a number of similarities with lot 64 and Alexander remarks of it ‘This is one of the most majestic and oldest-feeling Turkish carpets that I have handled.’, Alexander, 'Foreshadowing', op.cit., p. 208. An unusual element is the design within the central medallion, reminiscent of a ‘small medallion’ Oushak, an example of which can be seen here, lot 52. This in combination with the border design again shared with lot 64, which can be seen in other Central West Anatolian production, such as the Oushak and ‘Bellini’ in the Ballard Collection, Denny. W., The Carpet and the Connoisseur The Jamess F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, 95 & 103, pls. 14 & 17 - the ‘Bellini’ also shares a similar design to the central medallion of the offered lot. It is possible that this lot was a more westerly production in Konya and lot 64 more easterly, in each case the dating could conceivably be earlier.

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