Maklaiheung Gallery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1334049 (stock #WA303)
Maklaiheung Gallery
SOLD USD $1300
Such fused-rod beads represent one of the high points of Islamic glass-making, and this is one of the best examples on the market. It is manufactured from combed mosaic canes of white, red, yellow and green, into which three vertical panels each composed of four eyes have been set. Each eye has three concentric layers of black and white, red, and yellow. Though only a few of these beads have been found in Fustat itself, they were exported very widely and are found from West Africa to Indonesia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1332691 (stock #WA154)
Maklaiheung Gallery
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From Tell Brak in what is now Syria, Middle Uruk period, 4th millennium BCE. This is an alabaster idol dominated by huge, staring, incised eyes; the body is bell-shaped. The the thin plaque has a pinkish hue and is translucent in a bright light. Tell Brak was a major Mesopotamian city in northeastern Syria, located on a trade route from the Tigris river valley north to Anatolia and the Mediterranean...