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Lot 20 | Important ceremonial spiked mace (gruz)

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Origin: India, Maratha or Persia.
Technique: Iron with gold inlay (koftgari).
Description: Near spherical head fitted with tall central spike and 14 smaller spikes around the circumference. Both sphere halfs decorated with leaf scrolls, stars and an inscription from the Quran: Bismillâhirrahmânirrahim, fe-lâ ghâliba-lekum in yansurukumullâhu - If God should aid you, no one can overcome you. The staff with parallel lines spiraling, the handle with dense foliage.
Measurement: Length 78.5cm.

Good condition with traces of use and age.
Iron with dark and fine rust patina.
Very few of the gold inlay lost.

The Wallace Collection, London. No. 2328, a similar weapon, dated to the 18th c.

Anthony C. Tirri: Islamic Weapons; Maghrib to Moghul. 2004. P.342, No. 256C.

Susanne Mehrgardt
Decorative Art
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29% buyer’s premium on the hammer price

Lot: 65647-4

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