Interesting stone bead with three bands of drilled concentric circles, some of them linked with lines.
Remains of red pigment in the cavities.
The Ghaznavid dynasty originated from Turkic slave-guards and lasted from 977 to 1186 AD. At their greatest extent the Ghaznavids controlled large parts of Iran, Afghanistan, much of Transoxiana and the northwest of the Indian subcontinent.
For related examples, cf. Art Curial Paris, Archéologie et Arts d'Orient, 24 May 2016 sale, lot no. 74.
Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD
H. 2 cm (0.8 in)
D. 2.5 cm (1 in)
Reconstituted from fragments, fine condition.
South German private collection J.K., 1950/60s, thence art market Munich.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.