16th century Egyptian Mamluk carpet

A fine price was paid for this 16th century Mamluk carpet size 2.58m x 2.40m. The Mamluk dynasty ruled Egypt under direct control of the ottoman empire until the Napoleonic French conquest in 1798. http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/rugs-carpets/the-baillet-latour-mamluk-carpet-egypt-probably-cairo-5780063-details.aspx
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