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Lot 50: A "Transylvanian" prayer rug, West Anatolia, 17th century original kilim end finishes, oxidized brow...

Est: $25,000 USD - $35,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sDecember 14, 2001New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

A "Transylvanian" prayer rug, West Anatolia, 17th century original kilim end finishes, oxidized browns, reselvaged, small scattered reweaves, approximately 5 ft. 2 in. by 3 ft. 8 in. (1.57 by 1.12 m.) Both lots 49 and 50 of this sale display the classic attributes of the "Transylvanian" prayer rug: rich glowing color, delicately articulated floral ornamentation and a singularly well developed sense of space. For examples closely related to lot 49 see: Herrmann, Eberhart, Asiatische Teppich Und Textilkunst, Band 5, Munich, 1995, No. 29 , and another in the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, see: Batari, Ferenc, Ottoman Turkish Carpets, Budapest, 1994, No. 81., Inv. No. 88.117.1. Lot 50 is unusual for the addition of a supplementary reserve between the mihrab and the upper border. This feature appears on two other "Transylvanian" prayer rugs, one sold by Rippon Boswell, November 18, 2000, lot 113, and another published by Herrmann, Eberhart, Von Konya Bis Kokand, III, Munich, 1980, No. 1. All three rugs share a sophisticated rosette, palmette and curled leaf border, more directly derived from those of their Ottoman antecedents than other "Transylvanian" prayer rugs.

Dimensions

5 ft. 2 in. by 3 ft. 8 in.

Artist or Maker

Auction Details

Fine Oriental and European Carpets

by
Sotheby's
December 14, 2001, 12:00 AM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US