SELJUK BRONZE OIL LAMP IN THE FORM OF FELINE

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PERIOD: 11th Century

ORIGIN: Persia

DESCRIPTION:
The Feline stylistically formed with long ears, a pronounced nose, and short recurring Tail, with two spouts issuing from the forelegs, and one beneath the tail, the back of the head.

With a band of openwork geometric and palmetto design, a drop shaped hole to the back, the head separate and joined with a bayonet joint, some areas of corrosion. The majority of the surface with a rich red patina.

PROVENANCE: a UK Private Collection Since 1970's.

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

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