Offered is a magnificent and rare all hand knotted profile of Darius the Great, the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–486 BCE) illustrated with his royal cane embellished with the lotus floral design and the top decorations of pillars of Apadana palace, situated in Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province of Iran.
The richness of vibrant natural colors and very fine details on the knots of this marvelous rug made in Kerman, Iran are among the astonishing work done on this unique all hand knotted Persian rug.
This remarkable masterpiece is in pristine condition for being 150 years old. It measures 44 cm x 58 cm (17.32" x 22.83") beautifully framed to a golden finish wooden frame with fine patterns measuring 52 cm x 65 cm (20.47" x 25.59").