Plate One

Plate Three & Four

Plate Eight

Plate Ten

Plate Twelve

Plate Fourteen

Plate Sixteen & Seventeen

Plate Nineteen

Plate Twenty-One

Plate Twenty-Three

Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
Plate Two

Plate Five, Six & Seven

Plate Nine

Plate Eleven

Plate Thirteen

Plate Fifteen

Plate Eighteen

Plate Twenty

Plate Twenty-Two

Plate Twenty-Four

Plate Twenty-Seven

Plate Twenty-Nine

Plate Thirty-One & Thirty-Two


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This carpet is said to have been presented to the Doge of Venice by Shah Sulaiman of Persia in 1688. As a gift it was likely to have been new at the time.

It was in the possession of the Morosoni family until it surfaced at Sothebys London on October 12, 1982 when it sold for 286,000 pounds. Subsequently it was acquired for the Royal Collection in Saudi Arabia.