27 April 2004
A SAFAVID TINNED COPPER SMALL BOWL
IRAN, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
With rounded shallow body and everted triangular section rim, the exterior engraved with a band of cusped quatrefoil roundels depicting animal combat scenes alternating with similar arabesque interlace roundels divided by arabesque cartouches, part roundels above and below the cartouches, the interstices with small lion-head roundels, interlaced arcading below, a band of elegant nasta'liq inscription cartouches alternating with arabesque quatrefoils all against a cross-hatched ground around the neck, tinning worn
5½in. (13.9cm.) diam.
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The inscription comprises verses in Persian.
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