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14th century
Attributed to Iran or Iraq
Brass; raised and engraved
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm) Wt. 30 oz. (850.6 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles K. and Irma B. Wilkinson, 1978
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, in Naskh script; translation: "I am a bowl to honor the nobility; my helper in the heart of wishes and aspirations (?); my color and exquisite workmanship are beautiful and flattering; the superb in it forms a manifest splendor; I am wonderful and valuable"

Arabic poem in thuluth script as:
أنا طاس حویت کل المعاني و/ بصبری نلت المنا و الاماني
قد/ لـ[ـبـ]ـسونی الصناع ثوب جمال و طرا/ز البدیع فیه ثیابي عز؟ یدام
فکان في البدیع و قدرها
Charles K. and Irma B. Wilkinson, Sharon, CT (until 1978; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks," November 21, 1981–January 10, 1982, no. 37.

Atil, Esin. Renaissance of Islam : Art of the Mamluks. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. no. 37, p. 105, ill. (color).

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