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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID MODEL OF THE GROTTO OF THE NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM

    OTTOMAN PALESTINE, 19TH CENTURY

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    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID MODEL OF THE GROTTO OF THE NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM
    OTTOMAN PALESTINE, 19TH CENTURY
    Opening to reveal its interior, the decoration consisting of floral blooms and of a Christogram within roundels
    2 ¼ x 4 x 1 3/8in. (5.8 x 10.4 x 3.5cm.)


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