Description

    A Pair of Monumental Mamluk-Revival Inlaid Bronze Doors

    Unknown maker, Cairo, Egypt
    Circa 1905
    Bronze over wood with silvered and gilded inlay
    Unmarked
    123-1/2 inches high x 34-1/2 inches wide (313.7 x 87.6 cm) (plus hinge pin)

    Based on doors designed for the Sultan Hassan Mosque in the fourteenth century, each rectangular panel of repeating star pattern, the bosses inlaid in silver and gild within pierced stylized foliate borders; inlaid calligraphic inscriptions at top and bottom of borders; pierced medallion form pendant knockers with inlaid bosses.

    Provenance:
    E. Halton & Sons, Cairo (1966)


    Condition Report*:

    Left panel: Loss of metal overlay to upper left border; loss to lower right border; minor overall denting; minor losses to metal. Right panel: To be inspected.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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