A Mamluk Revival silver-inlaid copper Qur'an Stand (kursi) Egypt or Syria,  late 19th/ early 20th Century
Lot 240AW
A Mamluk Revival silver-inlaid copper Qur'an Stand (kursi) Egypt or Syria, late 19th/ early 20th Century
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 16,126) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Mamluk Revival silver-inlaid copper Qur'an Stand (kursi) Egypt or Syria,  late 19th/ early 20th Century
Lot Details
A Mamluk Revival silver-inlaid copper Qur'an Stand (kursi)
Egypt or Syria, late 19th/ early 20th Century
hexangonal, with six truncated cylindrical legs on hemispherical feet, with mihrab panels at the base of each side, profusely pierced and incised with inscriptions and floral decoration
82 cm. high, 42 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private UK collection. In the possession of the family since the 1920's.

    For an almost identical example in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, see Stephen Vernoit, Occidentalism, Volume XIII, London 1997, no. 178. A pair of related Mamluk Revival Qu'ran Stands were sold through these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, London, 25th October 2007, lot 254.
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