The two on the left and right are slightly larger than the ones above and below it. The roundels to the left and right have been inlaid with silver, but also with a thin layer of Gold on top of the silver on certain petals. The lid has been covered with scrolling floral vines magnificently inlaid with silver. Stunning interlocking detailing completed with silver and copper inlay work decorate the edges. The front side of the box, as well as the left and right sides have been completed in similar themes.
There are beautiful Arabic inlaid calligraphy combined with floral and arabesque motifs, with further hand chasing on the silver inlay in places, to form further calligraphic script. The back of the box has been completed with a stunning Mamluk design.It has been finished with a breathtakingly intricate geometric / arabesque design with interlinked hexagonal shaped motifs which form floral patterns. There are further smaller silver inlaid floral motifs combined with fine hand chasing too. The box has been mounted on four beautiful legs. Overall it is a stunning work of art, of very fine quality!
The length of the box is 23cm = 9.1 inches. The width of the box is 14.5cm = 5.7 inches. The height of the box is 14.4cm = 5.7 inches. The Qur'an casket is in very good condition.
Some very minor small losses to inlay work in a small area, but overall excellent condition. The locking mechanism works well, but the flap of the lock which is attached to the lid, has a piece of the tip broken. Please see the photos shown above.
The item "ANTIQUE ISLAMIC DAMASCUS CAIROWARE OTTOMAN SILVER GOLD INLAID BRASS QURAN CASKET" is in sale since Tuesday, September 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern".
The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.