Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Turkish or Iranian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379

The engraved decoration includes quotations in Persian from Bustan, a famous collection of virtuous stories by the thirteenth-century poet Sa'di: "May the world comply with your wishes and heaven be your friend; May the creator of the world [be your guardian]."

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense), Steel, copper alloy, Turkish or Iranian

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