A large Ghaznavid high tin bronze Tray
Persia, 11th Century
with slightly rounded base and upright rim, incised with a large medallion containing two bands of interlacing roundels, the outer band filled with signs of the zodiac with an identifying inscription above, the inner band with seated rulers, centred on a rosette with personification of the sun, the outer border with a wide band of thuluth inscription and cable-band
45.5 cm. diam.