Ming dynasty carpet that sat at emperor’s throne sells for US$7.16 million and is ‘heading back to Asia’ squib

A Ming dynasty carpet that likely sat under the throne of the emperor sold for €6,881,000 (US$7.16 million) at an online Christie’s auction on Tuesday, making it the most expensive carpet ever sold by the auction house.The carpet sold for US$1.75 million more than its valuation and became the most expensive item ever sold by Christie’s French online store.It was woven in the 16th century and features two five-clawed dragons adorning the bottom third of the piece; a cloudy sky scene at the top…
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