Art/ Collection/ Art Object


first half 14th century
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Brass; engraved and originally inlaid with silver
H. 3 1/2 in.. (8.9 cm) Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Wt. 21.2 oz. (601.1 g)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "Of what was made by order of the Imam, the High, the Lord (the Mamluk), the Amir, the Great, the Wise, the Leonine, Sayf ad-din, the Eternal, the victorious King".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978): "Of what was made at the order of the high excellency, the lord, the great prince, the wise, the conqueror, the sword, the perpetual, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir."
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Baer, Eva. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1983. p. 187, ill. fig. 161 (b/w).

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