Tray of Yemeni Sultan al-Mu'ayyad ibn Yusuf

Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Mosuli

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

The inscriptions on this tray are even more informative than usual. Not only do they document the object’s commission for a Rasulid sultan of Yemen, they also include the signature of a metalworker whose name links him with the traditions of Mosul metalworking and, even more rare, the specific place of manufacture: Cairo.

Tray of Yemeni Sultan al-Mu'ayyad ibn Yusuf, Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Mosuli, Brass; inlaid with silver

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