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brass pot
  • Mamluk Sultanate
  • brass pot, 1250–1517
  • Where object was made: Mamluk Sultanate (present-day Syria and Egypt)
  • bronze, zinc, copper
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3018
Label Text

The short round brass vessel has a wider bottom than neck. The bottom is flat, but the bottom edge is rounded. There are three decorated bands consisting of a basketweave-like design with a copper band at the top and bottom. The wide decorative band in the middle is filled with four repeats of two designs. One is a copper circle with a black curlicue "W" and a field of very small black open circles. The other design is a copper trapezoid outline with concave vertical sides. The black design is identified as Arabic script. The field is very small black open circles.