Ewer with Inscription, Horsemen, and Vegetal Decoration

`Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

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.

Ewer with Inscription, Horsemen, and Vegetal Decoration, `Umar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak, Brass; inlaid with silver and black compound

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