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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    THREE UMAYYAD CARVED BONE PANELS

    SYRIA OR MESOPOTAMIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THREE UMAYYAD CARVED BONE PANELS
    SYRIA OR MESOPOTAMIA, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY
    Each of rounded rectangular form, the upper surfaces carved, two with central entwined tendrils terminating in fleshy leaves and dividing bands of scrolling vine issuing bunches of grapes, the third smaller panel with a scrolling vine with leafy terminals and one border of dotted motifs, slight losses
    Largest 4 7/8in. (12.5cm.) long (3)


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    Similar examples are in the Musée du Louvre (Les Andalousies de Damas à Cordoue, exhibition catalogue, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2000, p.32, n.13). The group is further discussed by Henri Stern ("Quelques oeuvres sculptées en bois, os, ivoire de style omayyade", Ars Orientalis, I, 1954, pp.119-131).

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    Provenance

    Adda Family Collection, formed in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century.