Deccani Engraved Brass 'Alam

India, 17th / 18th century

30.6cm high, 18.6cm wide

Provenance: Private US Collection

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Deccani Engraved Brass 'Alam

In the shape of the protective hand, each finger in turn engraved with a processional standard. One side is incised with kufic script on a stippled ground; the other side divided into bands. The five fingers symbolise Muhammad, Fatima, Ali, Husain and Hasan. 

Deccani Engraved Brass 'Alam


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