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Bronze Mortar & Pestle - JB.1178
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 12th th Century AD to 13th th Century AD
Dimensions: 4.7" (11.9cm) high x 8.2" (20.8cm) wide
Collection: Islamic
Medium: Bronze


Additional Information: A

Location: Great Britain
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Description
JB.1182. Mortar and pestle, cast bronze with engraved and with appliqué decoration. The cylindrical body has a flat base and a slanting lower rim and similar slanting top. On one side a lion’s head is fixed into which a freely-moving ring is attached. The lower rim has an epigraphic band, written in Kufic style; the upper rim is decorated with several short cartouches showing meandering scrolls while the central part of the body is decorated with large roundels, each displaying a six-pointed star. Iran or Central Asia, 12th – 13th century. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King - (JB.1178)

 

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