Ewer with Inscription, Horsemen, and Vegetal Decoration

Maker: `Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak

Object Name: Ewer

Date: dated A.H. 623/ A.D. 1226

Geography: Iraq, Mosul

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver

Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
W. 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm)
Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)

Classification: Metal

Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

Accession Number: 91.1.586

Description

This lavishly decorated object is inscribed around the neck: "Made by 'Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak, the apprentice of Ahmad al-Dhaki al-Naqqash al-Mawsili in the year 623 [1226 A.D.]." Ahmad al-Mawsili, originally from Mosul in Upper Mesopotamia, was a famous metalworker who had a number of pupils.

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