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Title: Lidded Vase
Location: Iran, Khurasan
Materials: high-tin bronze, cast, engraved, chased and inlaid with silver
Dimensions: 24 x 16cm
Accession Number: MTW 1361
The inlaid decoration is restricted to the lid and upper vase. This includes a finely drawn benedictory inscription in naskh at the rim and two inscription cartouches below in stylized Kufic, all inlaid in silver and chased. A finial in the form of a bird flapping its wings surmounts the eight-lobed lid.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.107, p.98.