15 October 2002
A SELJUK CARVED LIMESTONE INSCRIPTION PANEL
Iran or Eastern Mediterranean, circa 12th century
Of rectangular form, the face carved with a broad central register of strong double-outlined kufic on a ground of spiralling vine, plain bands above and below, zigzag band along the bottom, repaired break, slight damages
18 x 28½in. (46 x 72.5cm.)
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.355, p.179 (not illustrated).
The inscription is not koranic. It can be translated "what in this world...".
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection