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Seljuk Bronze Mirror - FZ.367
Origin: Middle East
Circa: 12 th Century AD to 13 th Century AD
Dimensions: 3.75" (9.5cm) high
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Bronze


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Long ago women would have primped and groomed themselves in front of this Seljuk mirror. This bronze cosmetic necessity is richly decorated with intricate patterns. A ring of Cufic text is inscribed along the outer band of the roundel. Most likely, this is a prayer to be read and meditated upon as the ladies prepared themselves. The center of the mirror is decorated with a symmetrical, intertwining motif of two tigers. The gorgeous greenish patina of the bronze fills in the background. Once this roundel was merely an ornamental mirror, today is a work of art that can be appreciated for its elegance and beauty alone. - (FZ.367)

 

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