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Vase

Date:
early 13th century
Geography:
Iran, Khurasan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.87 cm) Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm) Wt. 27.1 oz. (768.358 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.118
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, on neck in naskhi script and on bulge of body in Kufic script; translation: "(neck) Glory and prosperity and power and help and long life and good fortune and happiness and health"; on body, good wishes, similar to those on neck: "... Blessing, power, security, happiness, thanks, praise (thankful praise?), power, blessing, ... (power?), .. happiness, security, power..." (Trans. HMcA, 1945)

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-top: "Glory, prosperity, dominion, care, continuance, happiness, wealth, and health";
-bottom: " ... ... dominion, security, security, happiness, thank, thanker, dominion, blessing ... ... elevation".

On neck in Arabic in naskhi script:
العز و الاقبال و الدولة و العنایة و الدوامة و السعادة و النعمة و العافیة
On body in Arabic in kufic script:
بالیمن و البرکة و الدوالة و الثنا و السلامة و السعادة و الشمرة و الشاکرة و الدوالة و البرکة وا ... و السعادة و السلامة و الدوالة و الا یا

A.Ghouchani
[ Karekin Beshir, New York, until 1941; sold to MMA]
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