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Bowl

Date:
second half 14th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Gr. Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm) Diam. (at rim) 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.64.2
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "Glory to our Lord, the mighty Sultan, who rules over (i.e. puts his foot upon) the necks of the Nations, aided [by Allah] against his enemies, [Sultan] of the Sultans of the Arabs [and of] the Persians (or non-Arabs), ... the Wise, the Just, the Honorable". (Interpretation of inscription by H.E. McAllister. Compare Sarre, Erzeugnisse Islamische Kunst, pt. 1, Metall, no. 42, and other nos.)

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
"Glory to our lord the greatest sultan, the owner of the necks of the nations, the supported, the justest sultan of the Arabs and the Persians... the learned, the just, the dignified".
[ Demotte, Inc., New York, until 1935; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 153, ill. fig. 92 (b/w).

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 87, pp. 212-213, ill. p. 213 (b/w).



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