A rare early Islamic marble finial from a hookah pipe

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A rare early Islamic marble finial from a hookah pipe.
Stock Number:
y912
$ 350.00

Description

A rare early Islamic marble finial from a hookah pipe, the hollow faceted cylinder with flaring form and decorated with circle designs; some remnant glass inlays.

Ex: S. Kovar Collection, Collected in the 1930's.

Ex: East Australian Trading, Sale No. AA201508, Date: 10 Aug 2015 Lot 184

Origin:

Circa 12th century A.D. Egypt.

Dimensions:

Height: 15.1 cm / Maximum diameter: 7.8 cm

Condition:

Repaired at one end, with an ancient chip on the body.
Reference:

 

For similar work cf Sotheby's, New York, December 17, 1997, lot 467.