645- Blue Pottery Elephant; A mahout sits on the elephant's neck
behind the ears; to the man's right is a spout. Around the empty,
open howdah on the elephant's back are a drummer, a flut player, and
a tambourine player (right, center, and left, respectively)
Iran Seljuk Early 13th C.
625- Bronze Bucket; The chased design enriched by copper inlays shows a large inscription expressing good wishes to the anonymous owner, animal friezes, roundels with figural motifs, interlace, pattern, and scrollwork.
Eastern Iran Seljuk 12th C.
627- Hemispherical Bronze Bowl; Outside decorated with five engraved registers; a Naskhi inscription; a linear triangle design; the twelve zodiac figures in roundels; ten running animals, a floral arabesque; and in the center, inside a six-pointed star enclosed by a frame of overlapping half-circles, a plumb seated animal. The inside shows lightly incised circle design.
Gorgan-Iran Early 13th C.
626- Heavy Bronze Mortar; The eight sides are separated by attached columns. Every other panel is decorated by the relief head of a bull wit a ring in its mouth. the other four panels are decorated with "King's companions" in the round; a wine pourer holding a beaker and a jug, a flute player, a tambourine player, and a two-stringed lute player. Engraved borders..
Mashhad-Iran, Seljuk 12th C.
617- Necklace of Eighty-nine Elements; Forty-two gold beads of various sizes and shapes, fourteen black stone or glass hands, ten different filigree and granulate dangles, one of which still contains turquoise inlay, five Islamic Coins (One of which is of the Buvayhid Izz-al-Dowleh date 975, while the four others are by the Fatimid Caliph of Egypt, al-Amir 1101-1130), two gold-cupped, eight-sided silver bars, two lumps of jade set in gold and amulet case, and the center pendant, which consists of a stylized bird standing on a platform decorated with tow birds composed of flat wire.
Iran Seljuk 12th C.
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