AN EARLY ISLAMIC BRONZE BOWL

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PERIOD: 7TH CENTURY

ORIGIN: SOUTH ARABIAN

DESCRIPTION:
Hemispherical in form, hammered from a heavly and thick single bronze sheet and decorated with interwine rings in form of blet in the middle of horizontal registers in dividing of ibexexs animal appliqués, and around angle embossed with the an islamic inscriptions rounded form as La Ilaha IllAllah appliqué formed over a matrix and placed into a conforming.

PROVENANCE: Swiss Private Collections

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

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