• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 462

    AN INSCRIBED AGATE AND GEM SET SILVER GILT BOX, IRAN, THE AGATE DATED 1167AH/1753AD, BOX SLIGHTLY LATER

    Price Realised  

    AN INSCRIBED AGATE AND GEM SET SILVER GILT BOX, IRAN, THE AGATE DATED 1167AH/1753AD, BOX SLIGHTLY LATER
    Of oval form, the box plain with band of red and green gems to rim, the agate plaque inscribed with Qur'an LVI, Sura 79 to centre, the 99 attributes of God, Muhammad, Fatima and Husayn in the surrounding field, either side the shahada and a Qur'anic quotation, and in surrounding margin Qur'an XCVI and CXII - 3in (7.5cm) diameter


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