A Khorasan brass Basin
Lot 99
A Khorasan brass Basin Persia, 12th Century
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Khorasan brass Basin
Persia, 12th Century
with circular flat base, low incurving walls, abruptly curving outwards halfway up and flat rosette-shaped rim with fourteen incurving sides, the decoration incised and highlighted with black lac, the base with a central roundel containing three palmette-winged quadrupeds on a scrolling foliate ground, within concentric bands of inscription-filled cartouches, pursuant animals amidst foliate scroll and a border of trefoils, the rim with inscription-filled cartouches
38 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions consist of: around the rim, a repetition of one word, possibly al-tamah, 'Plentitude'; and around the base, 'Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Complete happiness'.
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