London, South Kensington
21 May 2008
A PERSIAN AXE (TABARZIN); A PERSIAN PAINTED HIDE SHIELD; AND TWO OTHER PIECES
The first with small head with crescentic cutting-edge chiselled in bas relief with arabesque designs on both sides and heightened with koftgari, stylised monster-head peen, and on its iron haft; the second decorated with four gilt-bordered cartouches filled with differing mounted figures finely painted in polychrome, and all on a brick-red ground painted with gilt flowers (five bosses removed); and two additional pieces of domestic metalwork.
The first 31 1/8in (79cm) overall (4)
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