This Tabriz rug is a record breaking rug.
A Tabriz Medallion Carpet, North West Persia, 16th Century
21 Ft 8 in x 11 ft 9 in
From the collections of Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild
Christies London July 8, 1999
"Sheik al-Thani bought a 16th-century Tabriz medallion carpet for $2.4 million, far above its $410,000 high estimate."
The New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 2008
At $90 Million, Rothschild Sale Exceeds Goals
By CAROL VOGEL Published: July 9, 1999
"a 16th-century Tabriz medallion carpet realised just under L1.6 million, an auction record for a carpet"
Spectator, The, Jul 17, 1999 by Moore, Susan