The details of this piece are incredible. The amount of actual REAL Silver adorning this container from top to bottom is astounding!
Specialized Metalsmith artisans produced items such as this for the ruling class, aristocrats, and elites of the time, with an item of this quality containing both "Silver and Copper inlay" being well out of the financial reach of common citizens. This Silver inlaid piece of art is certainly one of the nicest and rarest items I have found here in Afghanistan. This Round shaped Chest required the best craftsmanship of the period. Keepsake is believed to be well over 100 years old and is in Amazing Condition. The rich patina seen inside the keepsake is a mark of the true authenticity and age of this ancient artifact.
Adorned with Decorative designs and ancient Kufic script from top to bottom, this item is truly a piece of artwork that will stand out in any setting. The artistic design and Kufic script of this item was prevalent from 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 was 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.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. And in the military since 1976!! Thank you very much for looking. The item "Ancient BRONZE w SILVER & COPPER Inlay SPHERE BALL storage Keepsake Seljuk 1of 2" is in sale since Sunday, November 06, 2016.
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