Turkish Bergama ' Holbein ' rug fragment (84 x 60cm)

£ 1,200.00

84 x 60cm ( mount size 94 x 67 cm)   //   Fragment 2ft 9 " x 2ft

Although the surviving fragment represents less than 1/4 of the original square format rug what survives is in almost as new pile condition. The colour remains fresh and undiminished in preservation. The design is what is known as Holbein type IV composition recognising a design as that depicted in the 1533  painting ' The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein. Bergama ( ancient Pergamon) lays in West Turkey north of Izmir and is known for its classical ruins which includes a amphitheatre.

CF Plate 32 Kurt Erdmann , The History of the Early Turkish Carpet , reprinted Oguz Press London 1977

Provenance : Collection of the late Sefik Fenman ex Turkish Minister of Protocal 

Second half 18th cent

Ref • 16710

Price includes VAt at the full rate so likely less for export

Collections: Collectables