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Old March 24th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #8
Filiberto Boncompagni
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cyprus
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This is the image from Christie’s catalogue:

and this is what I suppose should be the Shahnama illustration, since the omitted text ("The design of this rug is closely related to that of the incomplete carpet remaining in the Kirchheim collection. Each has a similar inner band that cuts the corner, and from the Kirchheim example it is clear that this is the edge of an octagon. Our internal design is not the same, and unfortunately there is not enough remaining to be able to speculate very far") speaks of octagons:


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