PERSIAN ISLAMIC DAMASCENED STEEL FALCON
19th century Persian Qajar. A gold and silver Damascened steel figure of a Falcon in naturalistic form. The Falcon in the Islamic worth is a bird used by aristocracy for hunting and also as a symbol of wealth and chivalry and came to be every day attributes of the live Sultans Sheiks and Emirs. This particular image of the Falcon is a master's work. Gold in the 19th century was much more expansive as it is today and was affordable only by aristocracy. Length Approximately 9 ½ inches (24 cm ) High 7 ¾ inches(19 ½ cm ).
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