Lot # 405
MEDIEVAL SELJUK BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH STAND
Ca.1200 AD. A fantastically preserved bronze oil lamp with a stand and base, composed of four parts that easily fit together to create a fabulous whole. You can easily imagine this piece gracing a sumptuous medieval Persian home - perhaps that of a prosperous merchant or high ranking advisor to the sultan. The first component is the lamp itself, with a flaring foot, rounded body, long spout with a leaf-shaped mouth, lid in the form of an openwork lion's bust, and handle with a bird with a flaring tail perched atop it. Stylized interlocking Arabic script flows around the shoulder and the foot. Good condition; amazing patina; H:600mm/W:205mm/145x125mm(oil lamp); 1950gr; Provenance: From a professional UK collection; previously acquired before 2000 on the UK and European art markets.