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Mortar

Date:
12th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Bronze; incised, copper inlay
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.87
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, on upper and lower registers; free translation: good wishes to owner; translation: "(upper band) Glory, prosperity, power"; "(lower band) Glory, prosperity, power, happiness, security, intercession, health, and ... (place of honor?)" (Trans. HMcA, 1946)

Upper register Arabic inscription in naskhi script:
العز و/ لاقبال/ و الد/ الدو
Lower register Arabic inscription in naskhi script:
العز و الاقبال و الدوالة/ و السعادة و السلامة و الشفاعة و العافیة و الرا رواحة

A.Ghouchani
[ Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, until 1943; sold to MMA]
Baer, Eva. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1983. p. 163, ill. fig. 137 (b/w).



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