136
136
A monumental Safavid tinned-copper basin, Persia, 17th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 97,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
136
A monumental Safavid tinned-copper basin, Persia, 17th century
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 97,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A monumental Safavid tinned-copper basin, Persia, 17th century
the exterior chiselled and engraved with roundels depicting animals, cusped palmettes, arabesques and cartouches of nasta'liq, the rim with calligraphic cartouches
20.5cm. height.
70cm. diam.
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Parts of the Persian qasidah of Nasir Khusraw (d.1088 AD) with small variations and couplets from a ghazal of Bidel Dehlavi (1642-1720), with a few added words.

A similar example is published in A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World, 8-18th Centuries, Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, 1982, pp.317-8, no.143. A slightly larger and more globular bowl is depicted in S. Canby, Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran, The British Museum, 2009, pp.164-5, no.79.

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