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  • Basin of Sultan Qaytbay, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1468–96
    Egypt or Syria
    Brass; inlaid with silver; H. 5 in. (12.7 cm), Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.565)

    This basin is dedicated to al-Ashraf Abu al-Nasr Qaytbay (r. 1468–96), the last great sultan of the Mamluk dynasty before it was replaced by the Ottomans in 1517. The repoussé work that forms the lobed petal-like decoration is typical of the late Mamluk period.

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  • Basin of Sultan Qaytbay, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1468–96
    Egypt or Syria
    Brass; inlaid with silver; H. 5 in. (12.7 cm), Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.565)

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