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A SMALL INSCRIBED GOLD BEAD
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A SMALL INSCRIBED GOLD BEAD

PERSIA, 10TH CENTURY

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A SMALL INSCRIBED GOLD BEAD
Persia, 10th Century
The spherical bead with upper and lower collar inscribed in very elegant benedictory kufic inlaid with black composition around the middle, very slight loss of composition
5/16in. (0.9cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

This exquisite small bead is very similar in execution to a miniature wallet attibutable to tenth century Persia in the al-Sabah Collection (Jenkins, Marilyn: Islamic Art in the Kuwait National Museum, London, 1983, p.33).
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