A BRONZE MORTAR AFGHANISTAN OR KHORASSAN (CENTRAL IRAN), 12TH CENTURY probably Khorassan or Iran, circa 10th century, heavily corroded and encrusted The mortar 5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Price Realized £2,375 ($3,829)
A Khurasan bronze mortar, Persia, century the body engraved with a calligraphic band near the rim, roundels containing interlacing stellar motifs against a ground of vegetal scrolls, between a pattern of teardrop motifs raised in relief height.