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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 220

    A LARGE TIMURID MOTTLED DARK GREEN NEPHRITE TALISMAN

    IRAN, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE TIMURID MOTTLED DARK GREEN NEPHRITE TALISMAN
    IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
    Of wide drop form with upper panel, each side carved in shallow relief and engraved with a central inscription cartouche, one face with this flanked by four panels of flowering sprays, the other face with two floral sprays and two panels with lighter engraved interlaced arabesques, the cusped rim with foliate designs and drill holes
    3½in. (8.6cm.) across


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    The inscriptions are, one one side: allahu wali al-tawfiq (God is the [only] helper in [achieving] success); and on the other: atiyya al-sabr al-zafar (A gift of patience is victory).

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