Safavid carpetAn outstanding and richly-coloured 16th-century Safavid carpet with a complex, layered design of spiraling tendrils terminating in palmettes, was the highest-selling object at an auction held on February 1st, 2013 at Sotheby’s, New York. Originally from the collection of Edmond de Rothschild, this treasured carpet sold for US$1,930,500.

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