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Vase

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); Diam. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); Diam. of rim 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. of foot 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.13.6
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, in four cartouches: 1. Ahmad, 2. Hamid, 3. Muhammad, 4. Mahmud

These are different forms of the verb hamada, to praise; Muhammad (praised) being of course, the name of the Prophet. F.E. Day, 1952.
Hermann Speck von Sternburg , Baron Speck von Sternburg, (until d. 1908; his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, January 13–16, 1909, lot 365, to MMA)
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