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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    A PERSIAN EMBOSSED 'DEVIL MASK' PARADE KULAH-KHUD

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PERSIAN EMBOSSED 'DEVIL MASK' PARADE KULAH-KHUD
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    With broad domed skull embossed with a devil's mask, the greater surface decorated with a segmented arrangement of petal-like cartouches radiating from the top and filled with scrolling patterns of flowers chiselled in low relief, the base encircled by a band of cartouches filled with pious invocations also in low relief, fitted with a pair of decorated horns, nasal, plume-holders, and central spike, the border panels and details all drawn in gold koftgari, and fitted with camail of iron and brass butted rings (minor losses)
    11in (28cm)


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