ISLAMIC ENGRAVED BRASS CASKET

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PERIOD: late 13th Century

ORIGIN: Northern Mosul

DIMENSIONS: 17.7 Cm x 12.3 Cm

DESCRIPTION:
Brass casket of rectangular form with hinged coffered lid on raised feet.Engraved with roundels inward looking deer enclosing intertwined arabesques on a scroll ground. Surrounded by smaller roundels and scroll border.The lid with pseudo calligraphic bands and stylised human head terminals. The lock and hinges with foliate mounts.

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

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