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Rare Zoomorphic Islamic silver figure of mythical beast!

Rare Zoomorphic Islamic silver figure of mythical beast!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1375812
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A highly interesting Zoomorhic silver figure, Ancient Near East, likely Islamic, 8th.-10th. century, but could be earlier!

The figure with two foreparts of Quadruped, looks like a horse and an antilope, and two engraved animals on the hunched back (center of the figure). With two very study thickening legs Looks like it was made some alloy of silver, finely patinated.

The figure could have been made during the Early Seljugs of Khorassan. Illusive piece, extremely rare.

Size: 6 cm. long, 3,5 cm. high. Weight: 44,12 grams.

Ex. North German Private Collection from the 1970s-1980s.