Plate Nine is also in the collection of the Museum of
Applied Arts in Vienna , having been acquired by the museum in 1957.
It was never in the Hapsburg State Collection but originally belonged,
with its pair, to the London dealer E. Beghian. Both carpets are said
to have come from a Mosque in the Turkish Balkans.
The second carpet of this pair passed to the American collector Frank
Michaelian and was auctioned in New York at the John Edelman Gallery
in 1982 for $286,000.
Subsequently in the possession of the Munich carpet dealer Eberhart
Herrmann, it was published in his sale catalog of 1992. For more information
about this carpet see his discussion there (Herrmann, Asiatische Teppiche
und Textilkunst, Band 4,with special reference to footnote 8a) and
the ongoing researches of Christina Klose in Hali magazine number