Mortar, Bronze; cast and engraved

Mortar

Date:
12th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Bronze; cast and engraved
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm)
W. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
D. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.2 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.370.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription in Arabic, in naskh script, on panels; transliteration: "al-`az wa al-iqbal wa / al-dawla / wa al-sa`ada"; translation: "Glory and prosperity and power and happiness".

In Arabic language and Naskhi script:
العز و الاقبال / والدولة/ و السعادة
Same as no.1997.309

A.Ghouchani
Private collection(until 1974; gifted to MMA)