Ancient Islamic Tortoise

Ancient Islamic Tortoise

Item Number: 613

$1,250.00

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Period: Twelth Century CE
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3 3/8"
Material: Schist
Condition: Good - four chips from rim, one in each quadrant, two restored, two not restored. Lovely gloss in the stone.
Region: Islamic
Provenance: Purchased in Teheran by present owner in 1965.
Description
A rare Ancient Islamic stone oil lamp or incense burner from Ghaznevide in the form of a turtle quadruped, carved in grey schist. Detailed mouth and eyes - concentric circles carved around the eyes. Some black painted decoration remaining, especially on the base.

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