A Rare Iranian Mace Head
Lot 104
A Rare Iranian Mace Head
£1,800 - 2,200
US$ 3,000 - 3,700
Lot Details
A Rare Iranian Mace Head
Seljuk, 12th Century
Of copper alloy, tubular in form and deeply fluted to form eight flanges, each flange decorated with small punched circles along its outer edge, domed finial finely engraved with a bird centred on a kufic inscription against a hatched ground, and moulded circular socket with repeated inscription 'al-Izz' in thulth script against scrolling foliage on a hatched ground
13.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • For related examples in the Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection see Bashir Mohamed, The Arts of the Muslim Knight ..., 2007, pp. 246-248, nos. 231-236

    Cf. another example sold in these Rooms, Antique Arms and Armour ..., 18 April 2012, lot 30
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