This Ming dynasty carpet sold for US$7.16 million on Tuesday. Photo: Christie’s
This Ming dynasty carpet sold for US$7.16 million on Tuesday. Photo: Christie’s

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

  • The sale was the most expensive for Christie’s French online store
  • The size of the piece, as well as spots of damage, tell us that the emperor’s throne once sat on top of the carpet

Topic |   Chinese history
This Ming dynasty carpet sold for US$7.16 million on Tuesday. Photo: Christie’s
This Ming dynasty carpet sold for US$7.16 million on Tuesday. Photo: Christie’s
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