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Salver (Tray)
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Salver (Tray)

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Gilded metal objects like these were made by Muslim craftsmen in Islamic lands for export to Europe. Muslim artisans often decorated their export wares with designs resembling European coats of arms, as seen in the center of the salver (tray), in addition to geometric patterns, medallions, and foliage common in Islamic art. The name of the artist, Mahmud ibn al-Kurdi, appears on a number of such export wares.
Date Description Narrative
1/08/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
4/02/2005Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York; Henry Walters, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Mahmud ibn al-Kurdi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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late 15th century (Late Medieval)
brass, gilded and inlaid with silver
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H: 2 1/4 x Diam: 19 1/2 in. (5.7 x 49.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)

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