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Salver dedicated to Alp Arslan (ruled 1063–1072, inscribed with an Islamic date equivalent to 1066–67, but possibly a modern–day forgery

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Inscription

Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, across center: al-sultan 'adud al-din Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, around inner rim, "Presented to his most illustrious Majesty, the magnificent Sultan, Alp Arslan, may God prolong his reign, by order of the Queen of the Age, the cynosure of women of estate. The work of Hasan al-Kashani in the year four hundred and fifty nine.'

Signed

Hasan al-Kashani

Provenance

by 1934, with Arthur Upham Pope, said to have come from a private Russian collection, unnamed; 1934, purchased by the MFA from Arthur Upham Pope.(Accession Date: February 1, 1934)

Credit Line

Martha Silsbee Fund

Persian, Seljuk, dated 459 (H.), equivalent to A.D. 1066/7; possibly a modern forgery

Object Place

Iran

Dimensions

H. x Diam: 6.6 x 41 cm (2 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.68

Medium or Technique

Silver, hammered and chased

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork