A large Khorasan silver and copper-inlaid brass Basin
Persia, late 12th/ early 13th Century
with flat base, the sixteen sides curving inwards and then flaring outwards towards the lobed rim, the base with a raised central rosette within concentric bands variously of crescent motif, naskhi and kufic inscription, all within a band of trefoils, the rim with a frieze of naskhi
53 cm. diam.