• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A SAFAVID PIERCED STEEL BELT BUCKLE

    IRAN, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAFAVID PIERCED STEEL BELT BUCKLE
    IRAN, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The main panel of cusped form with two registers of elegant thuluth inscription on a ground of delicate scrolls, attached by six brass pins to the base below, one side with emerging hook with trefoil palmette finial, the reverse with applied raised panel for which to loop the fabric of the belt through, some corrosion
    2¾in. (6.9cm.) long


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    The inscription here is Qur'an, CXII (sura al-ikhlas), vv. 1-2

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