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Inlaid Bronze Inkwell (Mihbara) - LO.690
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 11 th Century AD to 12 th Century AD
Dimensions: 3.9" (9.9cm) high x 3.26" (8.3cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Style: Seljuk
Medium: Bronze, Copper

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Location: Great Britain
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LO.690 (or 691 on the list). Inkwell (mihbara, dawat), cast brass with engraved and copper inlaid decoration. Cylindrical body with a flat base, there are three freely-moving rings on the body which correspond to the three small hooks on the sides of the cover. The body is decorated with three pointed-arched cartouches, displaying pair of peacocks with twisted necks, their bodies are partially inlaid with copper; each of these cartouches are flanked by four small floral decorated roundels. The base is richlky decorated by tree elongated cartouches showing running animals, they are interrupted by small roundels. The flat part of the cover presents a benedictory epigraphic band, written in thuluth style, while the central domical part has six large petals which are outlined in copper inlay. Iran, Khorasan, 12th – 13th century. Ht. With cover Diam. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Godfrey King - (LO.690)


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