Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty. the height of the Mongol empire.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.