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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER

An Oushak 'small medallion' double-niche Rug, West Anatolia
ACCÉDER AU LOT
287

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER

An Oushak 'small medallion' double-niche Rug, West Anatolia
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An Oushak 'small medallion' double-niche Rug, West Anatolia

Provenance

Collezione Barbieri, Genoa
Private Collection

Bibliographie

Viale Ferrero, M., Arazzi e tappeti antiche, Torino, 1952, no.50, pp.238-9, fig.164b
Boralevi, A., L'Ushak Castellani-Stroganoff, Firenze, 1987, Tav.9, pp.30-31

Description

As with many classical rugs, dating is underpinned by their representation in European paintings: the earliest depiction of the small-medallion type is in ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ dated 1519, by Girolama da Santacroce in the Museo Civico, Bassano, 127,  see Thompson, Jon, Milestones in the History of Carpets, Moshe Tabibnia, Milan, 2006, p.113, Fig.104.  The Santacroce example has the bi-coloured arabesque spandrel design, with the cloudband border, indicating that this border was in production from at least the early 16th century. In the majority of examples the ‘heads’ of the cloudbands face outwards, or occasionally they alternate in-and-out.  The left hand border has been rewoven to match the right, but with three borders extant it seems reasonable to assume that originally and unusually, all the cloudbands faced inwards.  Another unusual feature is the small leaf scrolls which decorate the outline of the double-niche. 

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