Seller: jules-de-fleuve (223) 100%, Location: Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 192037210815 This amazing antique Medieval Islamic cast bronze oil lamp is from the Khorasan Seljuk/Seljuq Turks Period 12th Century A.D. The body of pear shape on a spreading round stepped pedestal decorated with panels of reserved arabesque decoration extending to the wall of the bowl; the discus with keyhole-shaped void surrounded by arabesque decoration, with expanding rim to the spout; to the rear, the handle formed as a loop with integral bird perched above; the separate hinged piriform lid incised in scroll design and surmounted with bird finial. CONDITION: in great antique condition, considering its age of more than 700 years, showing the age and usage with beautiful patina. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: approximately 8" . Height of lamp including bird finial on the handle: Approximately 8" . REFERENCES: Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection by Geza Fehervari. Similar lamps to this one can be found on display in the Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts, Istanbul, Turkey. This is a rare find, especially with the arabic scroll engraved on the bottom of the base. In researching this lamp, I've seen prices upwards of $3,000 at auction houses. Please contact me with any questions; I want you to be happy with your purchase.