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Footed Bowl

Object Name:
Footed bowl
Date:
early 13th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; inlaid with silver and black compound
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) Diam. 6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm) Wt. 26.3 oz. (745.7 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.543
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Arabic, below the rim; translation: "Glory, Happiness, Prosperity, Generosity, Favors".

    Translation by Yassir al-Tabba: "Glory, prosperity, dominion, happiness, intercession, care, health, increase, dignity, continuance, chieftainship, rule and longevity to its owner".

    In naskhi script:

    العز و الاقبال و السعادة و الشفاعة و العنایة و العافیة و الزیاد[ة] و الکرامة و الدوامة و الریاسة و السیاد[ة] و البقاء الدائم لصاحبه
    A.Ghouchani

    The inscription also read by Yassir al-Tabba as:
    العز و الاقبال و الدوله و السعاده و الشفاعه و العنایه و العافیه و الزیاد[ه] و الکرامه و الدوامه و الریاسه و السیاده و البقا دائم لصاحبه

  • Provenance

    Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)

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