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12th century
Attributed to Iran, probably Hamadan
Bronze; engraved and inlaid with copper
H. 7 in. (17.78 cm)
Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Buckets of this type are represented in Iranian miniature paintings illustrating hammam or bath house scenes. The inscription extends best wishes to an anonymous owner.
Inscription: Arabic, on band, below rim:
"Power, and prosperity, and victory,and happiness, and security, and good health to the owner".

In Naskhi script:
العز و الاقبال و الدولة و السعادة و السلامة و العافیة لصاحبه
On the base there is a design like an inscription, but is unreadable.

The inscription also read by Yassir al-Tabba as:
العز و الإقبال و الدوله و السعاده و السلامه و العافیه لصاحبه
Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978): "Glory, prosperity, dominion, happiness, security, and good health to its owner".
[ Demotte, Inc., New York, until 1935; sold to MMA]
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