A Ghaznavid silver-inlaid high-tin bronze Dish
Lot 97
A Khorasan silver-inlaid high-tin bronze Dish Persia, early 13th Century
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,704) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Khorasan silver-inlaid high-tin bronze Dish
Persia, early 13th Century
of circular form with rounded rim, incised with a central medallion containing arabesque interlace, within a band of kufic inscriptions inlaid with silver, a further band containing various pursuant animals against a background of scrolling vines, two further bands containing inscriptions, the outer rim with inscriptions in kufic
approx. 35 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: in the outer band, in cursive, 'Perpetual Glory and Prosperity and wealth and Well-being and Happiness and gratitude and Gratefulness and ...[Prophet's] Intercession and Mediation and Mercy and Ease and Long-life to its owner'; In the inner band in cursive, 'Perpetual Glory and Prosperity and wealth and Well-being and Happiness and gratitude and Gratefulness and..[Prophet's] Intercession and Mediation and Long-life to its owner'; in kufic, 'With Good-fortune and Blessing and Wealth and Happiness and Blessing and Gratitude and Long-life ...'.



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