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Calyx on High Foot
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Calyx on High Foot

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Description This calyx is decorated with an inscription band in naskhi script which is interspersed with rosettes around the rim. Below, intertwining bands with large roundels are filled with geometrical designs.
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [from the Hamadan Treasure]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Lasting glory, perfect glory, increasing prosperity, thriving luck, authority, praise, honor, ...[?], authority, praise.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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12th century
bronze, engraved and inlaid silver
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H: 5 1/16 x Diam: 13/16 in. (12.8 x 17.3 cm)
  • Iran, Hamadan (Place of Discovery)
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