Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $1,200
Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for $1,464
Including buyer's premium

Colorful, silk Persian carpet, hand woven by an artisan.

Description: 75x55 cm. The carpet depicts the image of Moses holding his staff in his right hand and the Decalogue in his left hand. The upper section, above the Decalogue, features a colored crown, titled with Hebrew letters "keter" [crown]. A velvet piece of cloth with a dedication in memory of a deceased person is attached to its bottom section.
Refer to additional samples in Jewish Carpets by Anton Felton.

Unique features: Above the Decalogue is an early Israeli flag, with two parallel light-blue stripes at the top and bottom and five Stars of David in a line at center. The light-blue color of the flag is very faded. The style of the flag confirms that this carpet was made before the establishment of the State of Israel.

Condition: Fine. Very light blemishes in a number of locations. Some of the colors are faded. 

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