University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: NEP12
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Persian
Provenience: Persia
Period: Mohammedan
Date Made: 1200-1299 AD
Early Date: 1200
Late Date: 1299
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Silver
Brass
Technique:Inlaid
Iconography:Arabic Inscription
Height: 35.56cm
Outside Diameter:33.02cm
Credit Line:Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1925

Description

Bronze inlaid with silver. Martinovitch notes: "The Arabic inscription, in Naskhi four time repeated: a) on neck; b) on cover; c) on upper panel, and d) on lower panel. Contains good wishes to the owner 'permanent triumph, and enduring happiness, and growing posperity.' "

"Bears Arabic inscription in plaited Kufic script repeated on the neck, edge of cover, and upper and lower bands reading: "Permanent triumph and enduring happiness and growing prosperity to the owner." Upper part attached later."


Bibliography:

[Article] Negahban, Ezat O. 1989. "Persian Caligraphy: the Development of an Art Form". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 31 (1): 26-39. : Page/Fig./Plate: 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 163View Objects cited in this Publication

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