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An Islamic ceremonial iron hammer or adze head, cast in the form of an elephant's head.

Stock Number: 09715
An Islamic ceremonial iron hammer or adze head, cast in the form of an elephant's head.
Price
Sales price $750.00

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Description

An Islamic ceremonial iron hammer or adze head, cast in the form of an elephant's head.
Inlaid with copper and bronze.
Beautiful dark patina; no significant damage or repair. Presented on a wood and brass display mount.
For similar implement in bronze cf Sotheby's, London, Art of the Islamic World, April 2006, lot 78.

 

Origin:

Circa 12th-13th century A.D. Greater Persia

Dimensions:

19.0 cm (front) / 17.5 cm (back)