Lot No. 99


Malayer, Iran, c. 194 x 145 cm,


Iran, c. 194 x 145 cm, 19th century. A unique pictorial carpet from the Feraghan region depicting bizarre mythical creatures, lizards and dragons with wide open mouths. In the highly symbolic culture of Persia, the lizard and the dragon represented “good” and “evil” respectively. In the centre of the carpet is a royal crown guarded by two sword-carrying lions on either side. This extremely valuable carpet was manufactured in a Turkish knot with blue cotton wefts. It displays a velvety, shiny pile, and selvedges wrapped in aubergine-coloured silk. Good condition. One corner has been filled in. A collector’s carpet. (VP)

Cf.
Adil Besim, Mythos und Mystik, Vienna 1998, carpet 51.

Specialist: Vincent Pillinger Vincent Pillinger
+43-1-515 60-314

vincent.pillinger@dorotheum.at

25.03.2020 - 16:16

Realized price: **
EUR 17,800.-
Starting bid:
EUR 12,000.-

Malayer, Iran, c. 194 x 145 cm,


Iran, c. 194 x 145 cm, 19th century. A unique pictorial carpet from the Feraghan region depicting bizarre mythical creatures, lizards and dragons with wide open mouths. In the highly symbolic culture of Persia, the lizard and the dragon represented “good” and “evil” respectively. In the centre of the carpet is a royal crown guarded by two sword-carrying lions on either side. This extremely valuable carpet was manufactured in a Turkish knot with blue cotton wefts. It displays a velvety, shiny pile, and selvedges wrapped in aubergine-coloured silk. Good condition. One corner has been filled in. A collector’s carpet. (VP)

Cf.
Adil Besim, Mythos und Mystik, Vienna 1998, carpet 51.

Specialist: Vincent Pillinger Vincent Pillinger
+43-1-515 60-314

vincent.pillinger@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries
Date: 25.03.2020 - 16:16
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: online


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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