Krater-shaped Ghaznavid kohl flask decorated with concentric circles. The tubular top flanked by stylized bird heads to the sides. The rhomboid body broadening to a stepped base.
Finely carved light green stone, 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
4.7 cm (1.9 in)
The tubular top chipped, fine condition.
South German private collection A.N., prior 2011, thence art market Munich.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.