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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #4
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 87

Hi George,

Indeed it looks extremely similar! Excellent.

Let's indulge in the delights of pure speculation now:
- Why would Mongol rulers enjoy sitting on Seldjuk (Oghuz turks) rugs?
- Rugs which the local moths should have finished munching for some time, by the way.
- Oghuz turks were not (unless I err) part of Hulagu's Turco-Mongol army, the Seldjuk of Rum certainly were cut to little pieces by Hulagu and Co.
- Could these Il-khanide miniatures create a doubt about the identification of the fragment as "seldjuk" ?

Best regards
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