Antique Medieval Fatimid Bronze Perfume Holder Egypt 10th-12th Century

Antique Medieval Fatimid Bronze Perfume Holder Egypt 10th-12th Century

SKU: IS400

Antique medieval Islamic Fatimid 10th-12th century A.D. (288 AH - 494 AH) Egypt- Fatimid Caliphate ,bronze sculptured scent bottle in the form of a parrot with an aperture on the front with finely carved details and a suspension ring on its back.


1.A similar parrots from the Keir Collection, are published in the book Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection, by Geza Fehervari, London, 1976, p. 12

2.A related parrot perfume holder but much smaller and with a broken comb and is published in the Bonhams catalog “Arts of Islamic and Indian World” London, New Bond Street 7 Oct 2010, lot 84 described by the Bonhams expert in Islamic Art “A miniature Fatimid bronze Perfume Holder Egypt, 10th-12th Century”.

Priced: £1,500 - 2,000 CA$ 2,600 - 3,400. (This price is from 18 years ago when the pound sterling had a high value of exchange rate).

Which also can be viewed online, please see the link below.

The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.


Overall length: 11 cm (4.33 inches)

Height: 6.5 cm (2 9⁄16 inches)

CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, minor crack in the right leg and the base ring. However, the bronze parrot is in good condition considering its age to be approximately 1000 years old.

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