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Auction 1131, Decorative Arts, 17.05.2019, 17:00, Cologne Lot 1002

An important Iranian mortar

 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002
 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002
 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002
 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002
 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002
 Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.An important Iranian mortar, Auction 1131 Decorative Arts, Lot 1002

An important Iranian mortar

Cast bronze with high copper content, copper inlays, brownish red patina, gilding, traces of green corrosion. Polygonal facetted vessel on round foot with corresponding rim. With a rounded moulding to the centre. Each face decorated with stylised foliage in two rows. The rim with Kufic calligraphy and four teardrop motifs in relief. H 18, D 24,3 cm. Weight 6.6 kg.

Attributed to Khorasan, 12th C.

Literature

An identical mortar without the gilding in the Victoria & Albert Museums in London, museum number 948-1886.

A further example with gilding but more richly decorated in the Museu da Farmázia Lissabon, inv. no. 15214.

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