With Both "Silver and Copper" Inlay, this beautiful Thick Bronze Pitcher is a stunning piece of ancient. Craftsmanship as well as a functioning piece of history that was used for well over a century to hold and serve beverages to its wealthy owners and guests. This item contains a large amount of actual REAL SILVER covering the pitcher from top to bottom! 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.This Silver inlaid piece of art is among the nicest items I have found here in Afghanistan. Is believed to be 200+ years old and is in Amazing Condition. This incredibly Beautiful ancient Bronze Pitcher is adorned with silver and copper inlay etched and set deep into the bronze. This item was certainly once owned by a very wealthy individual or even. For both its beauty and function as a keepsake for fine jewelry. The amazing craftsmanship of this piece would have certainly put this item out of the financial reach of the regular citizen. 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 LARGE BRONZE with SILVER & COPPER Inlay PITCHER Seljuk Style Khurasan" is in sale since Friday, October 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "antiquemusicalthings" and is located in Dulles, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.