Obviously skilled painters and illuminators have
been at work here and a conscious decision has been made to
emulate the art of the miniature painters. This is nowhere more
apparent than on Plate Thirteen, the famous fragment once in
the possession of Baron Hatvany. Although it has been missing
since the 1930's, this fragment has continued to fascinate aficionados
up to our own times.
It seems related to the Paris-Cracow fragment
(Plate 11) in color and felicity of design, even sharing the
same inner guard border of small crosses. On no other carpet
have human figures been so successfully reproduced, although
the lost king holding court in the central medallion will, unfortunately,
never be restored.