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LOT 0197

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,330 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,680

Price
£1,800 (EUR 2,099; USD 2,210) (+bp*)

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ILKHANID SILVER MASK WITH INSCRIPTION
13TH-EARLY 14TH CENTURY A.D.
4 in. (53 grams total, 10.3 cm high including stand).

A sheet-silver mohra devotional mask with a convex upper face, likely representing a deity such as Vishnu, bearing a repoussé stylised bearded face wearing a crown, with almond-shaped eyes beneath slender arched brows, a long, slender nose, plump lips and fleshy cheeks and chin; tooled Devanagari inscription to both temples; accompanied by a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired before the early 1970s.
Ex London, UK, gallery.
Property of a London gentleman.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11510-196383.

CONDITION