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Bowl

Date:
13th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.556
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscription in Arabic, in band around the base; inscription expresses good wishes; translation: "Glory, prosperity, dominion, security, happiness, health, care, dignity, gratitude, mercy, rest, intention, and victory, ... ... perfect, elevated to its owner" (Trans. Yassir al-Tabba)

    Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
    -top: "Glory, prosperity, dominion, security, happiness, good health, care, generosity, gratitude, mercy, rest, wealth, joy ... victory ... ... hand highness to its owner";
    -bottom: "Blessing and highness to its owner".

    In naskhi script:
    العز و الاقبال و الدولة و السلامة و السعادة و العافیة و العنایة و الکرامة و الشکرة و الشاکرة و الرحمة و الراحمة و الثناء و الـ... و النصر و الغالب و البرکة وا... لصاحبه

    Below in kufic script the word “برکة” repeated 10 times.

    A.Ghouchani

    The inscription also read by Yassir al-Tabba as:
    العز و الاقبال و الدوله و السلامه و السعاده و العافیه و العنایه و الشکره و البکره و الرحمه و الراحه و العنیه و النصر لمو(؟) و التالمه و السامیه و لصاحبه [والثنا]

  • Provenance

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

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