20 mars 2009

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint of rectangular form with hinged gabled lid, the wooden structure covered with thin sheets of ivory secured by gilt copper mounts with pointed terminals and lock-plate, decorated with painted ornaments comprising interlacing vegetal motifs, peacocks, and heron inflight with fish in their beaks, the interior with beige cloth lining, standing on four small spherical feet. 25 by 12.3cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
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