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Inscription

Inscriptions inside and outside date it as a unique piece of the Mamluk Sultan al-Malik al-Mansur Qala'un (r. 1279-90). The outside inscription has been altered, probably within a few decades, and presents the name of a later ruler.

Provenance

Edward Jackson Holmes (b. 1873 - d. 1950), Topsfield, MA; 1950, by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. Edward Jackson (Mary Stacy Beaman) Holmes (b. 1875); 1950, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Islamic, Mamluk, about 1280

Object Place

Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

H: 21 x Diam: 41 cm (8 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3627

Medium or Technique

Hammered brass, engraved and inlaid with silver and copper.

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork