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Inscription

The guilty servant, Karim Shugani, donated to the blessed mausoleum of the Sultan of Spiritual Masters, Sultan Abu Yazid, may God sanctify his soul and illuminate his sarcophagus, in one of the months of the year 708 of the hijra (21 June 1308 to 10 June 1309).

Provenance

1949, Maurice Stora, Paris; 1950, Mrs. Edward Jackson (Mary Stacy Beaman) Holmes (b. 1875), Topsfield, MA; 1955, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession date: March 10, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Persian, Ilkhanid period, 1308–09

Object Place

probably Tabriz, Iran

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 21 x 41 cm (8 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.106

Medium or Technique

Brass inlaid with silver

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork