10 mai 2018

Four Samanid slip-painted pottery cups, 9th-10th-11th century

Lot 101. A Samanid slip-painted pottery cup with inscriptions, 10th-11th century. Diam. : 16,9 cm. Estimation 800 - 1 000 €. © Artcurial Coupe tronconique, à décor peint en vert olive, rouge brique et noir sur engobe blanc, d'un bandeau d'inscriptions pseudo-épigraphiques. Frises concentriques linéaires et pointillées en bordure.  Étiquette Joseph Soustiel, 146 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e.  Provenance : Ancienne collection privée parisienne. Lot 102. A Samanid slip-painted pottery cup with... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2017

Gold Coiled Wire Bracelet, Iran or Afghanistan, Seljuq, circa 10th Century

Gold Coiled Wire Bracelet, Iran or Afghanistan, Seljuq, circa 10th Century, Gold, coiled wire, D: 6.7cm © David Aaron This fabulous, zoomorphic piece dates from the Seljuq Empire. The Seljuqs were originally a nomadic Turkic people, who in the 10th century established a vast Islamic empire stretching from the Himalayas to the Mediterranean - encompassing much of the Ancient World. The lands they conquered often possessed long-established traditions of jewellery-making, and one can see in this bracelet a marvellous combination... [Lire la suite]