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Finial with Arabic Inscription"Ya, Da'im" ("Oh, Everlasting!")

Object Name: Finial
Date: 17th century
Geography: probably Iran
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Steel; inlaid with gold on front and silver foil overlay on reverse
Dimensions: H. (with brackets) 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) H. (w/o brackets) 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm) Gr. W. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm) W. (at bottom) 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification: Metal
Credit Line: Gift of Nasser D. Khalili, in honor of his son, Daniel Jonathan Khalili, 1982
Accession Number: 1982.75

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