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Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM

Lot: 63
Bergama A colourful village rug from the Bergama region. The sea green field shows a large red shield medallion containing a solid blue cross and a diamond composed of colourful segments, which in turn encloses a box filled with stars. The carpet was made either in Canakkale or Ezine further to the south. Another example of this rare group, discovered in the Carsi Mosque of Biga, is now in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul (inv. no. 56). Repaired selvedges, various expertly restored areas.
Origin: North West Anatolia
Size: 204 x 160 cm
Age: First half 19th century
Estimate: 5.500,00
Literature: ERTUG, AHMET (ed.), Turkish Carpets from the 13th 18th centuries. Istanbul 1996, p. 85