Seljuk mortar - Havan Cast brass, with engraved... - Lot 11 - Marie-Saint Germain

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Seljuk mortar - Havan Cast brass, with engraved... - Lot 11 - Marie-Saint Germain
Seljuk mortar - Havan
Cast brass, with engraved decoration and copper inlays
This beautiful mortar of Khorassan is decorated with bosses in
and drops alternating on the surface, and with engraved decoration of
surface, and with engraved decoration of friezes of calligraphies alternated
of arabesque medallions on the base and the upper part.
It also has inlays of copper rosettes on the upper part of the neck
upper part of the neck and on the diamond-shaped bosses.
Below, surrounded by a frieze of plant motifs, is a complex inlaid rosette
a complex rosette inlaid with copper.
Iran, Khorassan, 12th - 13th century, Seljuk Dynasty
H. 10 cm ; D. : 12 cm
(wear and beautiful patina from excavation)

Provenance : Former Horny collection
For a comparable mortar from Khorassan, see: Melikian-Chirvani A.S.
(1982), Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World, 8th - 18th centuries,
London: HMSO / Victoria & Albert Museum, p. 110, no. 41.
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