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A Khurasan repoussé bronze zodiac boss, Persia, 12th century

A Khurasan repoussé bronze zodiac boss, Persia, 12th century

A Khurasan repoussé bronze zodiac boss, Persia, 12th century

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of rounded form, with a raised central boss, decorated in repoussé with a band of overlapping cartouches filled with the signs of the zodiac encircling a central medallion with lions and palmettes, the rim with a band of foliate scrolls and running quadrupeds


28.1cm. diam.

In fair condition, patination consistent with age, splits and losses, as viewed


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Ex-collection Nasli M. Heeramaneck, New York (1902-71).
Christie's London, 15 October 2002, lot 196.