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Description The decoration here features the signs of the zodiac, including Leo and Gemini on either side of Cancer.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/09/2012ExaminationExamined for loan
1/09/2012ExaminationCleaned for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
  • The Arts of Persia. 1949.
  • Islamic Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1944-1945.
  • The Arts of Islam. Hayward Gallery, London. 1976.
  • Calligraphy in the Arts of the Muslim World. Asia House Gallery, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis. 1979.
  • Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islam. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis. 2012-2013.
Provenance Peytel Collection, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] on neck: Glory, prosperity, wealth, contentment, glory, [Muhammad's intercession], favor and long life, perpetual; [Translation] On body: Victory, blessing, ascendancy, well-being, prosperity, ?, ?, gratitude, perpetuity, ?, Muhammad's intercession and long life always.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
12th-early 13th century (Medieval)
Medium
brass, inlaid with silver and black filler or composition (bituminous?)
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.453
Measurements
H: 6 5/8 x Diam: 5 1/16 in. (16.83 x 12.86 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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