A Fatimid marble Jar-Stand (kilga) Egypt, 12th Century

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Lot 43W
A Fatimid marble Jar-Stand (kilga)
Egypt, 12th Century

Sold for £ 3,600 (US$ 4,773) inc. premium
A Fatimid marble Jar-Stand (kilga)
Egypt, 12th Century
on four horn-shaped feet, of cylindrical form with an arched channel through to a facetted trough, with a single projecting boss in the form of a lionhead in front
33 cm. high, 50 cm. deep

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private European Collection.

    The kilga would have been used to hold a water storage jar. A hole in the lower part of the jar allowed water to run into the basin of the kilga through a pouring device. For a complete version with storage jar, see Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, Heavenly Art, Earthly Beauty, Arts of Islam, Amsterdam 1999, nos. 99 and 100.

    This lot is accompanied by a Spanish export licence.
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