A large Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid brass Basin Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century
Lot 100
A large Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid brass Basin Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A large Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid brass Basin
Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century
with flat base, the sixteen sides curving inwards and then flaring outwards towards the lobed rim, the base with a raised central rosette within concentric bands variously of crescent motif, naskhi and kufic inscription, all within a band of trefoils, the rim with a frieze of naskhi
53 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: around the rim and on the base, in cursive, the repetition of the word 'Plenitude'; on the base, in kufic, the repetition of 'Piety and...'.
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