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Inscription

Box is dated 593. Inscribed in Arabic.

Provenance

1931, Maurice Stora (1879-1950), 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: January 12, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Persian, Seljuk, A.D. 1196/7 (A.H. 593)

Object Place

probably Isfahan, Iran

Dimensions

H. 19 x W. 16.8 x L. 22 cm (7 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1113

Medium or Technique

Silver-inlaid bronze over wood, with applied gilt-bronze figures

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork