Very RARE ancient Islamic wooden ROUNDEL with calligraphic inscription from Mihrab, Minbar or door c1600 or earlier. This is an elegant, exquisite, highly detailed and intricately carved wooden roundel that.Is guaranteed to be at least 400 years old from either the. It is simply stunning with absolutely amazing detail! You have to zoom in to really appreciate the wonderful patina and design on this work of art! A'roundel' is the term used to refer to a circular applique or piece that should form part of a larger work. The Islamic artesans used roundels in metal work, wood and paintings from the earliest period and throughout the medieval times (please refer to the link below about roundels). Although this amazing artefact looks to be complete in itself it is clear from the lack of work around the edge/side and underneath that it was'slotted' into something larger. However, by itself, it still looks stunning and is an exquisite piece.
You can see obvious signs of age on this beautiful piece such as the various shades in the colour and the age-related splits/cracks. These splits are not damage but naturally occurring patination caused by a living material gradually drying over several centuries. You can see the very clear inscription which is either a benedictory phrase (religious praise of God) or a description about the person who ordered this piece to be made please remember that this piece was part of something larger (ie mihrab, minbar, door or possibly even a throne). This delightful and RARE piece of Islamic history measures 5cm in diameter and around 4cm deep. The deep, rich chocolate brown colour is very attractive!Early Islamic wood is highly desirable and you can find pieces in the best museums (see below). The piece on the following link has NO inscription. No inscription but from a door and in circular shape. Museum quality Islamic wooden ancient artefacts.
Please refer to the link below about roundels. See our Rare & Unique Islamic antiques, antiquities and coins! TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE.Cheques only acceptable from UK Banks in sterling. Please DO NOT leave your questions until the last couple of hours of the listing! All dimensions and measurements are approximate. Otherwise, do not expect an item to be covered for any loss or damage.
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The seller is "islamiqueantiques_dot_com" and is located in Bradford. This item can be shipped worldwide.