Antique Persian Kerman Rug – The Selling of Joseph 47148

Size: 4 ft 9 in x 3 ft (1.45 m x 0.91 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

The enduring story of the Prophet Joseph who battles against his brothers’ plots is depicted in this antique pictorial Persian rug from the great city of Kerman.

Antique Pictorial Persian Kerman Rug – The Selling of Joseph, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This magnificent pictorial antique Persian Kerman rug depicts a critical moment in the famous story of Joseph or Yusuf, who is trapped in a well and sold to traders by his jealous brothers. Styled by Kerman‘s skilled carpet weavers, this artistic composition features impeccable details and perspectival design elements that add to the richness of this beautifully executed piece. The softly shaded picture features delicate neutral tones and crisp outlines that provide strong relief. Distant buildings and rolling hills extend the perspective of the composition and highlight the crucial well along with Joseph’s brothers and the Midianite merchants. Shadowy beards and flowing garments display tremendous detail, including subtle highlights and shaded folds that have a beautiful stylized appearance. Superb millefleur borders with lavish decorations and robust Kerman hues enclose this classical, beautifully illustrated scene on this antique rug.

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