A SMALL FINE SAFAVID PIERCED ALAM

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PERIOD: 17th Century

ORIGIN: Probably Isfahan, IRAN

DIMENSIONS: Size 28:5 x 12 cm

DESCRIPTION:
A small fine comprising a safavid alam with the drop shaped panel surmounted by another similar cusped panel, within raised steel ribs, the outline punctuated by regular dragon-head terminals, on vertical shaft, the lower panel with central drop-shaped pierced steel naskh inscription within cusped oval cartouches containing further inscriptions against a plain ground, in an outer border of continuous graduated interlaced arabesques, the upper panel with similar central naskhpierced inscription within a border of cartouches.

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

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