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Lot 319R
A Khorasan brass ewer
Persia, 12th Century
18 – 26 May 2023, 12:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

Sold for £765 inc. premium

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A Khorasan brass ewer
Persia, 12th Century

the gadrooned body of slightly flaring form on a splayed foot, with long neck terminating in a spout, strap handle to one side, engraved and decorated with inscriptions to the shoulder, the body with alternating vertical panels of scrolling vines and inscriptions, the neck with foliate motifs and repoussé lions to each side
37.4 cm. high


Inscriptions: to the body, in Kufic, bi'l-yumn wa al-barakah wa al-barakah wa al-bir, 'With good-fortune and blessing and blessing and piety' and bi'l-yum, 'With good-fortune', followed by a repetition of wa al-birr, 'and piety'.

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