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Ancient Seljuk Bronze Stag, ex-Sotheby Parke-Bernet

Lot 0034H Details

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Western to Central Asia, Antatolia through Iran, Seljuk (Seljuq) culture, ca. 12th to 13th Century CE. A hollow cast bronze stag with an ample, bulbous body and an openwork decorated chest and buttocks, perhaps intended for inlay with copper, silver, or gold, or possibly used as an incense burner. Standing on four short legs, its antlers form a basket handle type loop between his ears. Its visage is detailed with a long, straight, human-like nose on top of the snout. Fabulous encrusted blue-green surface patina. Wonderful provenance. Mounted on old wooden base. Size: stag itself measures 3.625" L x 1.625" W x 3.625" H (9.2 cm x 4.1 cm x 9.2 cm)

The Sejuks were a Turk dynasty of Central Asia with nomadic origins who, in addition to their military reign, were artistic innovators known for their impressive metalwork, the art of elaborate inlay, and objects decorated with inscriptions of animated script in which artisans transformed letters into animal and human figures.

Provenance: Ex-Arthur M. Sackler collection, acquired about 1970, accession # UA375. Old Sotheby, Parke-Bernet auction label affixed, lot #366.

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#113999
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Repairs to three of his legs and with encrusted areas.
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Ancient Seljuk Bronze Stag, ex-Sotheby Parke-Bernet

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Jun 02, 2016
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0034H: Ancient Seljuk Bronze Stag, ex-Sotheby Parke-Bernet

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$1,000
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$1,500
Starting Price
$500
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0034H Details

Description
...
Western to Central Asia, Antatolia through Iran, Seljuk (Seljuq) culture, ca. 12th to 13th Century CE. A hollow cast bronze stag with an ample, bulbous body and an openwork decorated chest and buttocks, perhaps intended for inlay with copper, silver, or gold, or possibly used as an incense burner. Standing on four short legs, its antlers form a basket handle type loop between his ears. Its visage is detailed with a long, straight, human-like nose on top of the snout. Fabulous encrusted blue-green surface patina. Wonderful provenance. Mounted on old wooden base. Size: stag itself measures 3.625" L x 1.625" W x 3.625" H (9.2 cm x 4.1 cm x 9.2 cm)

The Sejuks were a Turk dynasty of Central Asia with nomadic origins who, in addition to their military reign, were artistic innovators known for their impressive metalwork, the art of elaborate inlay, and objects decorated with inscriptions of animated script in which artisans transformed letters into animal and human figures.

Provenance: Ex-Arthur M. Sackler collection, acquired about 1970, accession # UA375. Old Sotheby, Parke-Bernet auction label affixed, lot #366.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113999
Condition
...
Repairs to three of his legs and with encrusted areas.

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