An openwork bronze incense burner in the form of a bird, Khorasan 13th century
Lot 78
A Khorasan silver inlaid openwork bronze Bird Persia, 13th Century
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,888) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Khorasan silver inlaid openwork bronze Bird
Persia, 13th Century
standing upright on a flat base, decorated in openwork with a lattice pattern, the edges of the wings with bands of pseudo-inscription in kufic, the borders of the wings and faces with bands of silver inlay, the eyes with later lead inlay
17 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The inscription is a repetition of mainly al-'izz wa al-iqbal, 'Glory and prosperity'.
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