Near Eastern Stone Kohl Flask

Near Eastern Stone Kohl Flask
Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD - Near East

Krater-shaped kohl flask engraved with concentric circles. The raised rhomb at center is flanked by pairs of stylized bird heads.
Finely carved black stone, a short drill hole through the top.
The Ghaznavid dynasty originates from Turkic slave-guards and lasts from 977 to 1186 AD. At their greatest extent the Ghaznavids controlled large parts of Iran, Afghanistan, much of Transoxiana and the northwest of the Indian subcontinent.

Size: H. 4.9 cm
Material: Black stone
Culture: Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD
Condition: Ancient flake out of the rim, otherwise choice condition.

Provenance: Estate of R. T., Philadelphia, since the 1960s. Thence art market New York, December 2017 sale.
Provenance data to the buyer.

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Offered lots legally acquired, due diligence conducted to ensure the stated provenance. Related documents seen by Catawiki.

Worldwide shipping with registered priority mail.

Import taxes for buyers in the countries of the European Union – reduced customs duties of 5% in the United Kingdom – no fees in the United States and in Switzerland.
Italia: Importazione soggetta all’IVA – sdoganamento molto lento – consegna postale lentissima.

Lot details
Near Eastern
Kohl Flask
Century/ Timeframe
Islamic, Ghaznavid Dynasty, 12th century AD
Near East
Good condition, see description
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