Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

Christie's
7 October 2008, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 07.10.2008

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A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION

A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, FIRST HALF 10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, FIRST HALF 10TH CENTURY Qur'an LVII, sura al-hadid , vv. 15-23, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 6ff. each with 3ll. of elegant sepia kufic , red, green and yellow dots marking

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION

A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN SECTION NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY Qur'an IV, sura al-nisa' , parts of vv. 82-end 83 and parts of 72-74; Qur'an XI, sura hud , parts of 89-91 and 93-95; Qur'an XVII, sura al-isra' , parts of 45-47

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY Qur'an XC, sura al-balad , parts of vv. 17 to end, Qur'an XCI, sura al-shams , Qur'an XCII, sura al-lail , Qur'an XCIII, sura al-duha , vv. 1-parts of 7, Arabic manuscript

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A NISHAPUR POTTERY CONICAL BOWL

A NISHAPUR POTTERY CONICAL BOWL
NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY
A NISHAPUR POTTERY CONICAL BOWL NORTH EAST IRAN, 10TH CENTURY Of conical form on short foot, the interior painted with a black slip, the centre plain save for a cluster of three small white dots at the centre and a white ring around the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN EARLY ISLAMIC LARGE MARVERED GLASS BEAD

AN EARLY ISLAMIC LARGE MARVERED GLASS BEAD
SYRIA OR EGYPT, 9TH CENTURY
AN EARLY ISLAMIC LARGE MARVERED GLASS BEAD SYRIA OR EGYPT, 9TH CENTURY Of spherical form, the body composed of swagged bands of cobalt-blue, yellow, light red and white glass, the white glass very pitted, drilled through centre

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN ABBASID GLASS MOSAIC FLOOR TILE FRAGMENT

AN ABBASID GLASS MOSAIC FLOOR TILE FRAGMENT
PROBABLY SAMARRA, MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH CENTURY
AN ABBASID GLASS MOSAIC FLOOR TILE FRAGMENT PROBABLY SAMARRA, MESOPOTAMIA, 9TH CENTURY The thick green glass body overlaid by a layer of glass mosaic comprising two shades of green forming irregular patterns

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A BRONZE OIL LAMP

A BRONZE OIL LAMP
PROBABLY ANATOLIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
A BRONZE OIL LAMP PROBABLY ANATOLIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY With rounded body on three high cylindrical feet, the double spout extruded from one side each with stylised birds on their outer edges, with simple loop handle on the other side with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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QUR'AN FOLIO

QUR'AN FOLIO
WESTERN IRAN, LATE 12TH CENTURY
QUR'AN FOLIO WESTERN IRAN, LATE 12TH CENTURY Qur'an II, sura al-baqara , vv.217-8, Arabic manuscript on paper with 5ll. of bold black muhaqqaq outlined with gold, vocalisation in red, blue and gold, letter pointing in green, gold and silver, roundel

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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FAKHR AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN UMAR AL-RAZI (D AH 606/1209 AD): A...

FAKHR AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN UMAR AL-RAZI (D. AH 606/1209 AD): AL-SIRR AL-MAKTUM FI MUHATABAT AL-NUJUM (THE HIDDEN SECRET IN THE CONVERSATION OF THE STARS)
NEAR EAST, CIRCA 1300
FAKHR AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN UMAR AL-RAZI (D. AH 606/1209 AD): AL-SIRR AL-MAKTUM FI MUHATABAT AL-NUJUM (THE HIDDEN SECRET IN THE

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A SELJUK WHITE MARBLE RELIEF

A SELJUK WHITE MARBLE RELIEF
PROBABLY KONYA DISTRICT, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, 12TH CENTURY
A SELJUK WHITE MARBLE RELIEF PROBABLY KONYA DISTRICT, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, 12TH CENTURY The rectangular slab with a central square panel carved in two planes with a mounted horseman within a spiralling vine scroll, a

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A GREEN STAINED BONE PERFUME BOTTLE AND AN IVORY BISHOP

A GREEN STAINED BONE PERFUME BOTTLE AND AN IVORY BISHOP
EGYPT OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY
A GREEN STAINED BONE PERFUME BOTTLE AND AN IVORY BISHOP EGYPT OR CENTRAL ASIA, 10TH CENTURY The bottle of tall rectangular form rising from four stepped feet, each side of the body decorated with two rows of

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A FATIMID GOLD EARRING

A FATIMID GOLD EARRING
SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY
A FATIMID GOLD EARRING SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY The form based on a central sphere of scrolling very delicate wire-work and beaded decoration, the top a flat hexagonal panel of scrolling wire-work within attachment loops, linking by alternate sides three large

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A FATIMID CARVED EBONY AND IVORY PENBOX WITH BRONZE MOUNTS ...

A FATIMID CARVED EBONY AND IVORY PENBOX WITH BRONZE MOUNTS
EGYPT OR SICILY, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
A FATIMID CARVED EBONY AND IVORY PENBOX WITH BRONZE MOUNTS EGYPT OR SICILY, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY Of rectangular form with hinged lid, each end of the lid with a square containing a quartered roundel filled

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN IKSHIDID OR EARLY FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL

AN IKSHIDID OR EARLY FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL
EGYPT, 10TH CENTURY
AN IKSHIDID OR EARLY FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL EGYPT, 10TH CENTURY Of rectangular form, the face deeply carved with scrolling designs which combine to give the impression of a bird, in plain border, cut down at one end, later

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED WHITE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL

A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED WHITE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL
FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY
A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED WHITE GLAZED POTTERY BOWL FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY Of shallow rounded form with everted lip on short everted foot, the interior painted with the figure of a lion prancing on a ground of

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £120,000 - £160,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A TELL MINIS CLEAR GLAZED POTTERY CONICAL BOWL

A TELL MINIS CLEAR GLAZED POTTERY CONICAL BOWL
FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY
A TELL MINIS CLEAR GLAZED POTTERY CONICAL BOWL FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY On short everted foot, the very slightly rounded interior carved with a band of meandering scrolling vine leaf in relief between plain bands, splashed

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY MORTAR ...

A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY MORTAR
FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY
A TELL MINIS LUSTRE PAINTED TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY MORTAR FATIMID SYRIA, 12TH CENTURY Of deep rounded form on short foot, the sides moulded with four pronounced vertical ribs divided by three smaller similar

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A FATIMID ENGRAVED IRON MIRROR

A FATIMID ENGRAVED IRON MIRROR
EGYPT, FIRST HALF 12TH CENTURY
A FATIMID ENGRAVED IRON MIRROR EGYPT, FIRST HALF 12TH CENTURY Of circular form, the reverse engraved with a central roundel depicting a hawk attacking a bird, in a broad border of elaborately worked kufic between inner meandering vine and

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KHORASSAN COPPER INLAID BRONZE BUCKET

A KHORASSAN COPPER INLAID BRONZE BUCKET
BY ABU BAKR HARAWI, NORTH EAST IRAN, 12/13TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN COPPER INLAID BRONZE BUCKET BY ABU BAKR HARAWI, NORTH EAST IRAN, 12/13TH CENTURY Of spherical form rising from short spreading foot, with triangular section rim and two raised lugs linking the

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A GHURID REPOUSSÉ PARCEL GILT AND NIELLO SILVER PANEL

A GHURID REPOUSSÉ PARCEL GILT AND NIELLO SILVER PANEL
CENTRAL ASIA, DATED MUHARRAM AH 600/SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1203 AD
A GHURID REPOUSSÉ PARCEL GILT AND NIELLO SILVER PANEL CENTRAL ASIA, DATED MUHARRAM AH 600/SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1203 AD A rectangular panel of silver, probably from the front of a piece of

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE AND COBALT BLUE POTTERY TILE

A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE AND COBALT BLUE POTTERY TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY
A KASHAN MOULDED LUSTRE AND COBALT BLUE POTTERY TILE CENTRAL IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY The main register with golden brown lustre ground with spiralling leafy vine and perching birds around a strong moulded

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A SMALL KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED MOULDED TILE

A SMALL KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED MOULDED TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
A SMALL KASHAN TURQUOISE GLAZED MOULDED TILE CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY The square tile with thick turquoise glaze and divided into two registers, the lower with a moulded cobalt bold naskh inscription, the upper with lightly

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A DERVISH

A DERVISH
ILKHANID IRAN, FIRST HALF 14TH CENTURY
A DERVISH ILKHANID IRAN, FIRST HALF 14TH CENTURY Gouache on paper, a dervish stands wearing red robes with long sleeves and turban on plain buff ground, identification inscription to the left, some creases and losses in the ground, mounted Miniature 5

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A NISHAPUR DIAMOND ENGRAVED TURQUOISE GLASS JUG

A NISHAPUR DIAMOND ENGRAVED TURQUOISE GLASS JUG
NORTH EAST IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
A NISHAPUR DIAMOND ENGRAVED TURQUOISE GLASS JUG NORTH EAST IRAN, 8TH/9TH CENTURY The rounded body rising from short vertical foot to slightly everted cylindrical neck, remains of a simple handle rising from the body

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £10,000 - £14,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE BASE

A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE BASE
NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE BASE NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY Of long tapering rectangular form, heavily inlaid with silver, the sides decorated with stylised kufic below complex strapwork band with human-head

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE

A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE PENCASE NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY Of long tapering rectangular form with domed upper terminal, the top with a lower open compartment surmounted above by a panel covering the inkwell with

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM

AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM
CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY
AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY The long beam carved in high relief on two planes with a band of white strapwork forming arrowhead motifs interlaced with

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM

AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM
CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY
AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY The long beam carved in high relief on two planes with a band containing two entwined tendrils each issuing alternating flowerheads and scrolling

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £220,000 - £350,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM

AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM
CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY
AN UMAYYAD CARVED AND PAINTED LARCH BEAM CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY The long beam carved in high relief on two planes with a band of white strapwork forming arrowhead motifs interlaced with

Lot #: 93

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008

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AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM

AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM
CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY
AN UMAYYAD CARVED LARCH BEAM CORDOBA, SOUTH SPAIN, SECOND HALF 10TH CENTURY The long beam carved in high relief on two planes with a band containing two entwined tendrils each issuing alternating flowerheads and scrolling

Lot #: 94

Estimate: £180,000 - £280,000

Date: 7 Oct 2008