A miniature Fatimid bronze Perfume Holder Egypt, 10th-12th Century

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Lot 84*
A miniature Fatimid bronze Perfume Holder
Egypt, 10th-12th Century

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,000 - 2,700
A miniature Fatimid bronze Perfume Holder
Egypt, 10th-12th Century
in the form of a parrot engraved with naturalistic detailing, an aperture on its back
4.7 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private US collection, acquired in 1999.

    For an almost identical parrot in the Keir Collection, see Geza Fehervari, Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection, London, 1976, no. 45, pl. 12.
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