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Fragment of a pile "Seldjuk carpet". Turkey; c. 1300.
302 x 187 cm.
Inv. no. 3/1991.

The David Collection, Denmark


Found in the Eshrefoglu Mosque in Beyshehir in 1929, by R.M Riefstahl.

This one and
the fragment from the Keir collection are the parts of the same rug. When and where they were split up is not clear. The smaller fragment was sold at auction in 1971 at the sale of the Pozzi Collection in Paris (Jean Pozzi had been French Ambassador to Turkey in the 20`s) The larger piece was in a European collection before going to the David.