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MTW 1242
MTW 1242

Basin

MTW 1242

Iran, Khurasan

12th or early 13th century AD

MTW 1242

Basin

MTW 1242

Iran, Khurasan

12th or early 13th century AD

quaternary copper alloy, cast, turned, engraved and inlaid with copper and silver

13.5 x 60cm

The basin has a flat base, with rounded sides and a flaring scalloped rim. The interior of the base is decorated with an interlaced geometric design of  triangles and hexagons, with a six-petalled rosette in each hexagon. This is framed within a benedictory inscription in Kufic. A benedictory inscription in naskh, with the hastae terminating in human heads, decorates the lobed side walls. The inscription is interrupted by 18 medallions, each bearing a six-petalled rosette. The exterior is undecorated.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.103, pp.96–7.