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A SAFAVID PIERCED BRONZE PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ('ALAM)
IRAN, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Of drop-shape form rising from a conical shaft with a raised boss, the central panel with a cut thuluth inscription on a ground of scrolling vine, surrounded by a band nasta'liq calligraphy engraved on both sides, the central panel with attached rounded brass bands around the outside terminating with fierce dragon-head terminals, mounted
20½in. (51.5cm.) high

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