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Stand

Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Medium:
Brass; originally inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm) Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) Wt. 31.4 oz. (890.3 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.568
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation:
-On body: "His Excellency the High, the Mamluk, the Wise, the Master, the Victorious (repeated twice)";
-In medallions: the same inscription;
-In center of medallions: "the King".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Upper half: "The high excellency, the lord, the wise, the governor, the victorious";
-Roundel Center: "The high excellency, the lord, the wise, the royal";
-Conical band: "The high excellency, the lord, the wise, the master";
-Lower half: "The high excellency, the lord, the wise, the great, the royal".
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Chicago. Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and Its Impact on the Western World," October 3, 1985–December 1, 1985, no. 24.

Carswell, John. "Catalogue of an exhibition at David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago." In Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and Its Impact on the Western World. University of Chicago: University of Chicago, 1985. no. 24, p. 80, ill. b/w.



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