RARE 500yr old wood Roundel Islamic calligraphy inscription Mihrab Minbar Kufic

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Seller: islamiqueantiques_dot_com (1,138) 100%, Location: Bradford, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282915891016 Very RARE ancient Islamic wooden ROUNDEL with calligraphic inscription from Mihrab, Minbar or door c1600 or earlier This is an elegant, exquisite, highly detailed and intricately carved wooden roundel that is guaranteed to be at least 400 years old from either the Ottoman or Seljuk period. It is simply stunning with absolutely amazing detail! You have to zoom in to really appreciate the wonderful patina and design on this work of art! A 'roundel' is the term used to refer to a circular applique or piece that should form part of a larger work. The Islamic artesans used roundels in metal work, wood and paintings from the earliest period and throughout the medieval times (please refer to the link below about roundels). Although this amazing artefact looks to be complete in itself – it is clear from the lack of work around the edge/side and underneath that it was 'slotted' into something larger. However, by itself, it still looks stunning and is an exquisite piece. You can see obvious signs of age on this beautiful piece such as the various shades in the colour and the age-related splits/cracks. These splits are not damage but naturally occurring patination caused by a living material gradually drying over several centuries. You can see the very clear inscription which is either a benedictory phrase (religious praise of God) or a description about the person who ordered this piece to be made – please remember that this piece was part of something larger (ie mihrab, minbar, door or possibly even a throne). This delightful and RARE piece of Islamic history measures 5cm in diameter and around 4cm deep. The deep, rich chocolate brown colour is very attractive!Due to a recent change in eBay policies, all external links have been removed. Please note that all references and evidence that we provide is still available and we can send prospective bidders attachments, photographs and website links if queries are sent to our email address which is included in the “Business Seller Information” section towards the bottom of this page (please click the link “complete information”). Early Islamic wood is highly desirable and you can find pieces in the best museums (see below). When pieces come up for auction – they achieve very high prices! Here is a wonderful wood Mihrab section that sold for £530,000: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-carved-wooden-minbar-panel-egypt-circa-1750063-details.aspx This carved Seljuk wooden panel sold for £156,000 http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-large-seljuk-carved-wooden-panel-iran-4979471-details.aspx This carved Seljuk wooden panel sold for £30,000 http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/arts-islamic-world-l14220/lot.118.html The following is only a FRAGMENT/broken piece but it sold for £9,000 https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21720/lot/33/ The following is only a FRAGMENT/broken piece but it sold for £7,875: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21720/lot/34/?category=results The piece on the following link has NO inscription but sold for £15,000 http://www.sothebys.com/it/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/arts-of-the-islamic-world-l08220/lot.180.html Museum pieces: No inscription but from a door and in circular shape: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O470013/door-boss-unknown/ Museum quality Islamic wooden ancient artefacts: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/artifact/three-corbels http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/453310 http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/445028 Please refer to the link below about roundels: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vO761l9dgZwC&pg=PA392&lpg=PA392&dq=islamic+wood+ROUNDEL&source=bl&ots=cWEZMEqJry&sig=NX6fYe6nIvcIPrhxm1qfiI6EFE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8jrHCz4PTAhULKcAKHZQBW8Q6AEINjAI#v=onepage&q=islamic%20wood%20ROUNDEL&f=false See our Rare & Unique Islamic antiques, antiquities and coins! www.IslamiqueAntiques.com TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE By placing a bid, you have agreed to the following terms and conditions. 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