A fine large Seljuk gilt bronze Basin Persia, 12th Century
Lot 107
A fine large Seljuk parcel-gilt bronze Basin Persia, 12th Century
Sold for £40,800 (US$ 68,577) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine large Seljuk parcel-gilt bronze Basin
Persia, 12th Century
of deep rounded form with incised decoration, the interior with a central interlace medallion flanked by two concentric bands, with a band of kufic on a foliate ground above, pursuant animals below, the exterior decorated ensuite
48 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions consist of: in kufic, 'With Good Fortune and Wealth and Grace (of God) and Health and Well-Being and Happiness and Generosity and Victory and Victory (sic.) and Gratitude and Mercy and Ease and Joy and Long Life to its owner'; and in cursive, 'Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Well-Being and Happiness and Endurance and (God's) Support and Health and Generosity and...and (The Prophet's) intercession and Long Life to the owner'.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the metal is polished brass and not parcel-gilt as stated in the catalogue.
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