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Seljuk Bronze Spouted Pouring Vessel - Felines Lot 69B Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263814067720 LOT 69BSeller's Estimate: USD 2,800 - 3,500 Medieval Middle East, Turkey/Persia, Seljuk Empire (sometimes Seljuq), ca. 10th to 12th centuries CE. A fascinating bronze pouring vessel with a feline motif that calls to mind the opulence of royalty and the glory of the hunt. The vessel has a bulbous body, a narrow neck, and a flaring mouth with a thick rim. On one side of the body, a sleek feline head - a lioness or a leopard - juts outward from the side, with a tall, horizontally elongated spout projecting from the top of its head. Behind the head is a series of bulbous half-spheres that form a border around the head. On the opposite side of the vessel is a bronze applique of a full-bodied feline splayed on is stomach around he shoulder. This feline has deeply excavated eyes that probably once had inlays, perhaps of precious metal or gems. 8 Size: 4.2" L x 11.7" W x 5.2" H (10.7 cm x 29.7 cm x 13.2 cm) Fantastical animals - especially ones based on felines - were common throughout the ancient Islamic world, and Seljuk art and architecture is no exception. Felines seem especially to have been associated with pouring vessels, which some scholars believe is a long-lost influence of Roman Bacchanalian imagery, its original meaning lost by the time the Seljuks produced this vessel. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #137188 Condition Report: Light encrustation on surface, with a pretty, mottled patina. Intact. Two dents on one side of the feline figure. Inlays are likely missing from the eyes of the feline figure on the back. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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