Islamic Bronze Tray - FZ.127, Origin: Nablus, Samaria, Circa: 700 AD to 1200 AD, Dimensions: 15.5" (39.4cm) wide, Catalogue: V1, Collection: Islamic Art, Style: Islamic, Medium: Bronze. What is most attractive about this rare Islamic treasure is the sense of order and balance the artist has brought to the universe. He presents the proud, strutting beauty of four peacocks and the fluid power of Cufic script in an abstract way that delights the eye with its formality. This is not merely a functional object one would have used without noticing its beauty: its complex surface invites further exploration.
Ancient Near East