Art/ Collection/ Art Object


late 13th–14th century
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) Max. Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation of inscription on body, badge of three medallions: "Glory to our Lord the Sultan / the kingly the Victorious Nasir al-Dunia wa al-Din Muhammad". Bearing the name of Sultan Nasir Mohammed (1294-1340).

-On neck: "His high Excellency, the Mamluk, the King, the Victorious";
-On body: "His high Exellency, the Mamluk, the Wise, the Warrior, His Excellency, the Generous, the High, the Mamluk, the King, the Prince, the Leonine, the King, the Victorious;
-In medallions: "The King Nasir-ad-dunia wad-din Mohammad".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Neck: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the wise, the just, the organized, the heroic, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
-Shoulder: "The High excellency, the lord, the wise, the organizer";
-Body: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the heroic, the warrior, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
-Lower body: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the helper, the responsible, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
-In medallions: "al-Malik al-Nasir al-Dunya wa al-Din Muhammad".
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks," November 21, 1981–January 10, 1982, suppl. #10.

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