Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mongolia | Mongol Empire Era Carpet

Christies, the big international art auction house, is selling what is “thought to be the sole surviving example of a Mongol Empire carpet.” See ‘An Extraordinary Survivor’: A Rare Carpet From The Mongol Empire. I would love to have this grace the floor of my hovel in Zaisan Tolgoi, but it is slightly out of my price range (($747,000–$1,045,800 estimate). It may well be within the range of a certain well-heeled carpet collector in Richmond, Virginia, however. She might want to snap it up while it is still available. 
Mongol era carpet; perhaps more properly called a kilim, since it is flat-woven (click on photos for enlargements)
Detail of Mongol era carpet

3 comments:

  1. MY CARPET! I can't believe they found it, those scoundrels! I'm calling my lawyer now, they can't sell it!
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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  2. Don’t call your lawyer! He, or she, will claim it.

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  3. Dearie me, you're probably right. Lawyers would charge more in fees to get it back. I may as well put in a bid.

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