An interesting cast bronze Mirror bearing the name of the son of the Buyid ruler Abu Nasr Baha' al-Dawlah Persia, AH 388 - 403/ AD 998 - 1012
Lot 113
An interesting cast bronze Mirror bearing the name of the son of the Buyid ruler Abu Nasr Baha' al-Dawlah Persia, AH 388 - 403/ AD 998 - 1012
Sold for £3,120 (US$ 5,098) inc. premium

Lot Details
An interesting cast bronze Mirror bearing the name of the son of the Buyid ruler Abu Nasr Baha' al-Dawlah
Persia, AH 388 - 403/ AD 998 - 1012
circular, relief decorated with pair of confronted quadrupeds, within a band of kufic inscription
11cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Collection of the late Ralph Pinder Wilson (1919 - 2008).

    The inscriptions read: "There is no god, but The God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God. Glory to the King of Kings Shahanshah Baha' al-Dawlah and Light of the Nation and Assistant to the People".

    The titles in the inscription are those of the son of the Buyid ruler 'Adud al-Dawlah Fana-Khusraw (AH 338 - 72/ AD 949 - 83), whose name is carved in one of the inscriptions in the Tachara Palace at Persepolis and dated AH 392/ AD 1001-2. In the Tachara Palace at Persepolis,he is referred to as an Amir and not as Shahanshah.

    'Adud al-Dawlah consolidated the dynasty during his reign, uniting the Buyid territories in Iraq, southern Persia, and even Oman, and he also pursued a vigorous expansion policy. Under his rule, the dynasty achieved its greatest measure of unity and effectiveness.

    For further information, See Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The Islamic Dynasties, Edinburgh, 1967, pp. 94 - 96.
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