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mid-14th century
Egypt or Syria
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and copper
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm) Wt. 17.1 oz. (484.8 g) H. (with lid open) 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation: "His high Excellency, the Mamluk, the King, the great Amir, the Wise, the Master, the Leonine, the Fighter for the Faith".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978): "The high excellency, the lord, the possessor, the princely, the great, the knowledgeable, the conqueror, the fighter for the faith".

Copy of translation and transcription in curatorial file/catalogue card.
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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