11 October 2005
A LARGE SAFAVID TINNED COPPER BOWL
IRAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
Of rounded form with flaring T-section rim, the exterior engraved with a band of cusped oval panels containing interlaced arabesques alternating with demilune panels containing cloudbands alternating with paired confronted animals, a broad band around the mouth with rectangular naskh inscription panels divided by arabesque roundels, one roundel with inscription, later owners' inscriptions on the body, slightly rubbed, generally good condition
13 5/8in. (34cm.) diam.
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The inscriptions contain a call to God to bless the Fourteen Innocents. Later owners' names are given as Rajab'Ali b. Husayn and Khanum Agha bint Hajji ?Sihhat.
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