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Limestone mold for embossed leather

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Inscription

Scroll border with naskh inscription (reversed) contains Arabic benedictions: "...and elevation and joy and happiness and domination and gifts and felicity." Signature outside of the mold area (not reversed): "'amal bandar as sarray" or "work of Bandar the saddlemaker".

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes

Persian, 12th or 13th century

Object Place

Khorasan, Islamic World

Dimensions

Length x width: 13 x 28.9 cm (5 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.374

Medium or Technique

Miscellaneous stones

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tools & equipment