Greater Iran, Khurasan or Afghanistan
10th or 11th century AD
high-tin bronze, cast, with engraved and chip-cut decoration
3.5 x 30cm
The decoration is exquisitely simple: an eight-pointed star with a cruciform design of volutes set in a circle with trailing half-palmettes to fill the space between.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.18, p.43.