A Seljuk turquoise inlaid gold Bracelet Persia, 12th/ 13th Century
Lot 10
A Seljuk turquoise-set gold Bangle Persia, 12th Century(2)
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,634) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Seljuk turquoise-set gold Bangle
Persia, 12th Century
the ridged, triangular section box-construction shank terminating in a double lion-head clasp and two set oval turquoises, the pyramidic bezel set with a glass rectangle and flanked by two set circular turquoises, a pin fitting at the base of the bezel, the shanks decorated with raised quatrefoils flanked by inscription-filled cartouches, all edges with granular decoration
7.3 cm. diam. max.; 35.3g.(2)

Footnotes

  • Inscriptions: repeat of al-'izz al-da'im wa al-iqbal wa al-dawlat wa ...., 'Perpetual Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and ...'

    For a similar bangle in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, see M. Jenkins and M. Keene, Islamic Jewellery, New York, 1982, no. 25; for a pair of bangles, see Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 24th April 2002, lot 325; and for a pair of bangles made for a child, see Christie's, Islamic Art and Indian Miniatures, 28th April 1998, lot 363).
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