Extremely RARE & beautiful Nishapur Gilt Bronze Belt Fitting. This amazing artefact is made of gilt bronze (gold plated) with a wonderful kufic inscription. It is impossible to capture the beauty of this delightful artefact with a camera! Only the human eye can appreciate the amazing detail and the surface patination.This is a delightful piece of Islamic ancient art that fits into your pocket! The inscription is typical of the period and reads. This ancient Islamic artefact is guaranteed to be genuine and over 1,000 years old! Please scroll down on the following link to see TWO gilt bronze belt fittings that are exactly the same as this piece in a US museum. The two located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art were excavated in an ancient town called Nishapur which was in the North of Iran. It was abandoned after an earthquake 750 years ago.
You can read about the excavations at Nishapur here. This gilt bronze belt fitting would have been made for a wealthy merchant or leading religious figure. You have to keep in mind that most people could not even afford a proper belt never mind having one decorated with such luxury in ancient times.Whoever originally wore this beautiful belt fitting must have been very pious and spiritual as they chose a Quranic inscription and did not have it made in gold as gold is forbidden for men in the faith of Islam as gold is a sign of pride and ostentatiousness. This rare and beautiful belt fitting measures 30mm x 20mm. Please note that the surface of this artefact shows wear commensurate with age and origin. Most of the gold/gilding has worn off just as those in the Met Museum. Genuine antique Islamic accessories are very difficult to find and such a delightful piece as this will make and amazing addition to any collection! This piece could be made into a pendant, brooch or bracelet converting it into a unique wearable piece of ancient art. Please see our website for unique, rare and ancient Islamic coins, antiquities and antiques.
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Otherwise, do not expect an item to be covered for any loss or damage. Morocco Rare Moroccan Berber Oman Doha Muscat Bahrain Umayad Umayyad Abbasid Abbasi Sufi Naqshbandi Naqsbandi Kuwait Emirates Unusual. Islamic Arabic Persian Ottoman Khorassan Iznik Turkish Abbasid Ummayad Umayad Nishapur Moghul Iran Iranian Iraq Iraqi Quran Koran Kufic Nakshi Qajar Safavid Ghaznavid Umayyad Islam Fatimid Seljuk Seljuq Sassanian Mamluks Damascus Andalusia Dinar Dirham Dirhem Gold Silver Egypt Palestine Lebanon Syria Jordan Iran Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan Turkei Islamische Islamique Moslem Mussulman. The item "V RARE Ancient Bronze Belt Buckle KUFIC Al-Malik Nishapur Islamic Persian" is in sale since Sunday, March 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern".The seller is "islamiqueantiques_dot_com" and is located in Bradford. This item can be shipped worldwide.