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Tray

Date:
14th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; originally inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Diam. 17 15/16 in. (45.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.533
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic inscription ; translation (inside): "May glory and prosperity continue and survival to you O master whose dignity is high, generosity, and renewed good fortune"; (inside, outer circle): "The high excellency, the princely lord, the great, the possessor, the conquereor, the fighter for the faith, the frontier fighter, the defender of the outposts, the defender of the frontiers... the keeper of order, the heroic, the treasurer, the horseman (`inAn = bridle), the supporter, the aider to victory, the helper of the weak, the served, the protector, the learned, the governor, the just, the field marshall, the counsellor, the royal, the glorious... the perfect, the master, the master,... the honored, the conqueror, the helper,... the self-ennobled, the IsjahsilAn (IspahsilAr), the learned, the royal, the perfect"; (inside, inner circle): "The high excellency, the princely lord, the great, the royal, the possessor, the just, the fighter for the faith, the defender of the outposts, the defender of the frontiers, the keeper of order, the heroic the learned, the royal, the perfect". Translations by Yassir al-Tabba (1978).
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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