A Mamluk tinned-copper Bowl
Egypt or Syria, 14th Century or later
of deep rounded form with slightly inverted rim, engraved with a band of cartouches containing roundels with a variation of the penbox blazon, flanked by single lines of inscription on a ground of vegetal interlace, half pole-medallions radiating from the rim in the interstices with palmette finials containing a repeated geometric pattern, with owner's inscription
23 cm. diam.