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A GHURID REPOUSSÉ GOLD PENDANT AMULET
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A GHURID REPOUSSÉ GOLD PENDANT AMULET

NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY

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A GHURID REPOUSSÉ GOLD PENDANT AMULET
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form with three conical elements terminating in suspension loops above, each side with a panel of stylised kufic inscription above a bold arabesque, the borders with vertical decoration and the underside with repeating geometric motif, slight surface discolouration
1¾in. (4.5cm.) long
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Lot Essay

The inscription that appears on both sides of the pendant reads al-mulk li'llah, 'Sovreignty is God's'.

A pendant of similar form was sold in these Rooms, April 11 2000, lot 311. A further example, but made of silver, is in the L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum, attributed to "Egypt or Iran, 10th-12th century" (Rachel Hasson, Early Islamic Jewelry, Jerusalem, 1987, no.118, p.118).

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