145
前往
前往

拍品詳情

伊斯蘭藝術

|
倫敦

A carved ivory border fragment, probably Sri Lanka, 16th century
carved and pierced ivory with three couples of entwined swans with ornate plummage, traces of red pigment 
5.4 by 30 by 0.6cm. 
參閱狀況報告 參閱狀況報告

來源

Ex-collection Mark Zebrowski (1945-99).

相關資料

The original function of this plaque would have been ornamental, set most probably on a piece of furniture as inferred by the openwork style of carving and remnants of drill holes. The motif of paired birds with entwined necks features on a number of carved ivory works from sixteenth century Sri Lanka, notably in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.Nr. KK 4745, see Gschwend and Beltz 2010, pp.72-3, no.19). Similar entwined birds (referred to by Pedro Carvalho as 'geese') with ornate tails also feature on the front of a magnificent gem-set casket in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (inv. no.1993.29), attributed to Sri Lanka, probably Kotte, circa 1550 (Carvalho 2008, pp.24-5, no.1).

伊斯蘭藝術

|
倫敦