AN ISLAMIC TINNED-COPPER KASHKUL

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PERIOD: Late 13th Century

ORIGIN: Mosul

DIMENSIONS: Height: 15 Cm, Length Across Dragon Heads: 42Cm

DESCRIPTION:
Of typical boat shape with raised ends outward in stylised dragon heads, the sides finely engraved with a band of naskh-inscription above a band of meandering vine emerging from a central palmette, the lowest register with a dense design of cloud bands interlacing with floral vine issuing lotus flowers, everted talon footing with later maker’s name engraved heeding tailings fish in nasta'liq, the the base of the sole interior with a circular design of repeating palmettes, very slight rubbing of winning.

PROVENANCE: Private Swiss collection

CERTIFICATE: Comes with a certificate from the Art Loss Register.

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