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MTW 1474
MTW 1474

Inkwell

MTW 1474

western Iran or northern Mesopotamia

early 13th century AD

MTW 1474

Inkwell

MTW 1474

western Iran or northern Mesopotamia

early 13th century AD

quaternary copper alloy, cast and inlaid with silver and copper

10.5 x 8.5cm

The sides of the inkwell bear eight-petalled rosettes in a network of interlacing chains and the lid, a benedictory inscription broken by more eight-petalled rosettes. The handles at the side, aligning with loops on the lid, allowed the inkwell to be carried in a leather sling.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.115, p.103.