The Mamluk Sultanate takes its name from a powerful warrior caste that ruled Egypt and Syria between 1250-1575. Mamluk carpets are mostly in museum collections, and rarely come up sale. Christie’s will offer one of the earliest, however, at its Oriental Rug and Carpet auction on October 4th in London. Dating from the second half of the 15th century and Egyptian in origin, it’s estimated at $1.25m-1.87m.
Among the other featured items at the sale are a silk Heriz carpet from Northwest Persia, circa 1850, estimated at $155,000-234,000), and a North Indian Mughal carpet dating from the second half of the 17th century, expected to sell for $86,000-109,000.
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