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"Lotto" rug ("kilim" style),  c 1600, Western Turkey, Ushak Region, Ottoman Empire. Shihabetdin Mardjani Foundation,


According John Taylor (, previously the rug "was sold at Bukowskis Sweden in 2005 for 50 000 euro". And it was subsequently exhibited by Peter Willborg for 97 000 pounds sterling at the Hali Fair in London in 2005.


The rug was again for sale at Stockholms Auktionsverk in May 31 2006 (International Sale).


It was sold at Sotheby's London, 25 October 2007, for GBP 60 500, Sale 7429, lot 25. Notes: Heavily corroded black, scattered patch repairs and small reweaves, original selvages and kilims, 5ft.4in. x 3ft.9in. (163cm. x 114cm.)


The rug was exhibited at the exhibition "Ninety-nine Names of God: Classical Art of the Islamic World from the 9th to 19th Centuries", in the Department of Private Collections of the A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Arts, Moscow, one of the largest museums in Russia.