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Belt Fittings

Object Name:
Belt fittings
Date:
10th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Bronze; cast, gilded, incised
Dimensions:
L. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) W. ca. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.215
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
Inscription: Arabic: al-mulk lillah

In kufic script:
الملک لله
Sovereignty belongs to God.

A.Ghouchani
1939, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1940, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. p. 61, ill. fig. 9 (b/w).

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, and Manuel Keene. Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1983. no. 14, p. 35, ill. fig. 14 (b/w).

Soucek, Priscilla, ed. Content and Context of Visual Arts in the Islamic World : papers from a colloquium in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Monographs on the fine arts, vol. 44. University Park, PA: College Art Association of America, 1988. no. nos. 9, 10, pp. 5, 10, ill. fig. 16 (b/w).



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