Both the Mortar and Pestle were forged of solid bronze with a staggering weight of 10 pounds! And, each is deeply etched with a large amount of stunning Silver and Copper inlaid designs of Kufic Script, symbolic designs and birds! There are 4 levels of Kufic script and a variety of wonderful designs all the way to the tip of the Pestle with its beautiful grape leaf and vine! The beautiful rich patina is.
To the true age and. Of this stunning piece of usable ancient history.Metalsmith to go back and apply a bronze patch to the inside of the mortar (as shown in 1 of the photos)... Which I think just adds to the character and history of this piece. The Mortar measures a full 6 inches across and stands almost the same height of 6 inches and the large Pestle measures a full 9 inches long! This is a Big, beautiful, and stunning item and a real showpiece in any setting. What a wonderful find as an original matched set.
Most times the Mortar and Pestle have. Please take a close look at the. Details of this Wonderful bronze artifact. Unearthed in Bamyan province of Afghanistan. This bronze Mortar and Pestle set is adorned with ancient Kufic script and artistic designs prevalent in the 7th to 10th centuries.Kufic script was the first style of writing of the Islamic Period and the manifestation of delicacy and beauty in the art of calligraphy. Developed in the city of Kufa, it became known as Kufic script and used mainly in holy documents, becoming revered as a sacred and divine aspect of human expression. Calligraphers were striven to create the most decorative and detailed designs possible into this innovative style incorporating various artistic designs to symbolize Gods creations into sacred words. Specialized Bronze artisans produced items such as this for the ruling class, aristocrats, and elites since an item of this quality was well out of reach for the working class. Patterns in Islamic artifacts normally take one of three different forms: vegetal, or curving vines, often called arabesques; calligraphic verses, usually from the Quran; and geometric shapes.
Instead of representing something specific, as a symbol would in Western art, patterns in Islamic architecture are meant to represent abstract concepts related to Islam and encourage people to think about the impermanence of the physical world and the unity and nature of God. This is truly a distinctive cultural artifact. Thank you very much for looking. The item "Ancient Beautifully Detailed SILVER & COPPER Inlaid BRONZE Mortar & Pestle Set" is in sale since Wednesday, October 05, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "antiquemusicalthings" and is located in APO, Armed Forces Europe, The Middle East, & .
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