• 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 30

    TWO GOLD BRACELETS

    SELJUK IRAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

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    TWO GOLD BRACELETS
    SELJUK IRAN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
    Each of hinged bevelled form, with central pronounced domed elements with inset stones, flanking these stones a crouching feline, its tail scrolling down beneath it, the shaft of each bracelet with cartouches of black niello benedictory naskh inscription alternated with pronounced quatrefoil medallions, the hinge of each with confronted stylised lion masks, areas of green surface patination
    2 3/8in. (6cm.) diam. (2)


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    The inscription around the bracelets read al-sa'ada wa , al-'izz wa al-iqba , l wa al-daw , la wa al-salama wa (Happiness and Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Peace) and al-salama wa al-sa'ada wa , al-rahma wa al- , al-'izz wa al-iqbal , al-dawla wa (Peace and Happiness and Mercy and Glory and Prosperity and Wealth)

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    Provenance

    German collection formed in the 1970s