copper alloy, cast, with engraved decoration and openwork thumbpiece

41.5cm (height)

The shape is a modification of a Sasanian type [see MTW 455]. It has fine incised surface decoration of foliate bands and medallions and benedictory inscriptions.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.18, p.43.