Antique Islamic, Central Asia, Quran Container, Koran Prayer Box, 5cm (2″), 58.4 Grams
This is an antique, (over 100 years old) high grade silver octagonal talisman miniature Quran case which would have contained inscriptions of verses from the Quran from central Asia, or Afghanistan.
The Quran or the Talismanic manuscript must be small enough and in octoganal shape in order to fit in this box. The lid is engraved with a geometric design. In Islamic art geometric designs are often built on combinations of repeated squares decorated with many different shapes
The central rosette motif is engraved of the highly classical Islamic pattern eight fold star pattern (although rather basic in this design).
The hinged box opens.
It has been made from silver sheets with a stamped repousse traditional scrolling floral design around the border of the lid.
Length: 5 cm (2")
Height : 5 cm (2 ")
Width: 1.7 cm (5/8")
Weight: 50.5 Grams (1.780 oz.)
Material: Box Tested silver high grade 80-92%