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Mortar

Date:
12th–13th century
Geography:
Attributed to Central Asia or Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm) Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.33.4
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, in Kufic script, at rim and base; "(rim) Glory, prosperity, and dominion ... Dominion, happiness, dominion, dominion, and safety"; "(bottom) Lasting glory, flawless prosperity, ascending success, lofty victory, effectual order ... ... blessing ... ... and continuance to its owner". (Trans. Yassir al-Tabba, 1978)
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, until 1912; sold to MMA]
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