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The Pearl Carpet of Baroda sold at Sotheby’s for over $5 million

Sotheby’s recently sold one of the most exquisite carpets for $5,458,500 in Doha on March 19. As the catalog note says: “The Pearl Carpet of Baroda is an extraordinary work of art that is a true testament to the wealth, sophistication, and grandeur of the legendary courts of the maharajas as well as an extant example of the fabled riches of India.” Hold your breath: This legendary carpet is made of approximately 1.2-1.5 million [...]

By | 2009-03-24T21:41:27+00:00 March 24th, 2009|Antiquities|0 Comments
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