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Round Cover, Probably for a Box
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Round Cover, Probably for a Box

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Description The outside is inlayed with a frieze of blessings in nashki script, and the inside depicts a horseman fighting with an eagle. Seated figures appear along the rim. The nashki script shows beautifully developed human-headed writing. [For more on anthropomorphic letters see Adolf Grohmann, "Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Letters in the History of Arabic Writing," Bull. de l'institut d'Egypte, 1958, p. 117-122.]
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [from the Hamadan Treasure]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, January 6, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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12th century
bronze with silver inlay
Accession Number
H: 11/16 x Diam: 3 11/16 in. (1.7 x 9.4 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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