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Islamic Ghaznavid Kohl Flask, 12th Century AD

Islamic Ghaznavid Kohl Flask, 12th Century AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre 1492: Item # 1414637
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $640.00 
Ghaznavid kohl flask with tubular top, a stylized bird head to one side. Engraved with concentric circles with remains of red pigment inside.
Finely carved green stone with carefully crosshatched base. A deep drill hole through the top.
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.
Green stone
Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD
4.9 cm (1.9 in)
Intact, pristine quality and condition. Interesting asymmetry.
South German private collection J.K., 1950/60s, thence art market Munich.

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