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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A LATE SAFAVID CARVED, PIERCED AND ENGRAVED STEEL SUGAR AXE

    IRAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A LATE SAFAVID CARVED, PIERCED AND ENGRAVED STEEL SUGAR AXE
    IRAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Comprising an octagonal shaft piercerd with reciprocal trefoil motifs above the pierced hanging loop, the middle shaft with waisted elements, the upper shaft with two elaborate pierced blocks with arabesque designs and stylised birds' heads, the blade mounted perpendicular to the shaft pierced in the centre with a panel of arabesque interlace, the upper surface engraved with a bird combat panel, the reverse with an octagonal hammer-head, slight oxidation, surface cleaned
    12¼in. (30.8cm.) long


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