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Ewer

Date:
late 13th–14th century
Geography:
Egypt or Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) Max. Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.555
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Arabic; translation of inscription on body, badge of three medallions: "Glory to our Lord the Sultan / the kingly the Victorious Nasir al-Dunia wa al-Din Muhammad". Bearing the name of Sultan Nasir Mohammed (1294-1340).

    Translations:
    -On neck: "His high Excellency, the Mamluk, the King, the Victorious";
    -On body: "His high Exellency, the Mamluk, the Wise, the Warrior, His Excellency, the Generous, the High, the Mamluk, the King, the Prince, the Leonine, the King, the Victorious;
    -In medallions: "The King Nasir-ad-dunia wad-din Mohammad".

    Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
    -Neck: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the wise, the just, the organized, the heroic, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
    -Shoulder: "The High excellency, the lord, the wise, the organizer";
    -Body: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the heroic, the warrior, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
    -Lower body: "The high excellency, the lord, the master, the helper, the responsible, the (client of) al-Malik al-Nasir";
    -In medallions: "al-Malik al-Nasir al-Dunya wa al-Din Muhammad".

  • Provenance

    Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)

  • See also
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    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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