Core-shaped Ghaznavid kohl flask enhanced with concentric circles on the body. The high tubular top with stylized bird heads to the sides.
Finely carved light turquoise stone with 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.
Light turquoise stone
Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD
5.1 cm (2 in)
Tiny chips out of the top, otherwise fine. Surface with brown spots in places.
South German private collection J.K., 1950/60s, thence art market Munich.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.