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MTW 1361
MTW 1361

Lidded Vase

MTW 1361

Iran, Khurasan

late 12th or early 13th century AD

MTW 1361

Lidded Vase

MTW 1361

Iran, Khurasan

late 12th or early 13th century AD

high-tin bronze, cast, engraved, chased and inlaid with silver

24 x 16cm

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.