Brass alam in the shape of a protective hand

Brass alam in the shape of a protective hand

Brass alam in the shape of a protective hand

Offered by Amir Mohtashemi.
Date & Origin 1700 to 1800, Deccani
Dimensions
H
30.60 cm (12 inc)
W
18.60 cm (7 inc)
Provenance From the collection of Paul F Walter
Description
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.






Medium
brass
Signed / Inscribed
engraved with kufic script
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
30.60 cm (12 inc)
W
18.60 cm (7 inc)
Description
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.






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