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Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
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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

PLATE THIRTEEN

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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.


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