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Lot 1889

Persian Antique Copper Bowl, with Engraved Scenes of the Hunt. Robust footed bowl of deep shape with out-turned rim resembling an inverted bell. The exterior walls are richly ornamented with repousee and engraved scene depicting a youthful hunter on horse, chasing a pair of hinds. The horseman is repeated three times amid changing scenery. Set in this frieze, a cartouche with Nastaliq inscription. Above, an elaborate border of flowers and trefoils. Perhaps a scene depicting Rustam, one of the legendary principles in the Shah-nameh. Interior of bowl tinned, with traces of tinning on the exterior. Width: 5-1/4"; Height: 3". An attractive objet d'art.

The Shah-nameh, "Book of Kings", is the celebrated work of the Persian epic poet Ferdowsi, in which the Persian national epic found its final and enduring form. The Shah-nameh is a poem of nearly 60,000 verses, mainly based on the Khvatay-namak, a history of the kings of Persia in Pahlavi (Middle Persian), from mythical times down to the 7th century. Ferdowsi committed the various epic and literary traditions to verse, and updated the story to the downfall of the Pre-Islamic Sasanid empire (mid-7th century). For nearly 1,000 years this epic poem has remained one of the most popular works in the Persian-speaking world. In addition, the work has inspired and influenced a large repertoire of representational art in Persia, and elsewhere in Asia, over the centuries.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.

Realized $173

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