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Antique Sultanabad Persian Carpet
Catalog#: 3019
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Rugs & Tapestries
SubType: Rugs
Origin: Persia/Middle East
Era: 19th Century
Height: 323 inches
Height Note: 26ft 11in
Width: 194 inches
Width Note: 16ft 2in
Price: $240,000
Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth century. In contrast to many of the greatest Sultanabads, whose emphasis is on the monumental effect of large sweeping forms, this extraordinary example relies on exquisite detail and finesse of drawing. The mina khani, a fine trellis of richly colored palmettes and small flowers, sprawls across the deep blue field, pulsating with alternating rhythms in contrasting reds, blues, greens, yellows, and ivories. The grand yet lacelike effect of the field picks up again in the red-ground border, set off not only by its color, but also by thin, finely detailed guard borders.

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