A Mamluk tinned-copper Bowl
Lot 66
A Mamluk tinned-copper Bowl Egypt or Syria, 14th Century or later
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,900

Lot Details
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.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions read: 'izz li-mawlana al-sultan al-malik / al-nasir al-'alim al-'amil (?)/ al-mujahid al-murabit al-muthaghir/ al-mu'ayyad al-mansur sultan al-islam / wa al-muslimin qatil al-kufra wa al-mushri / kin muhiyy al-'adl fi a/[l-'a]lamayn mujir al-mazlumin min al-zalimin fi a/ [...] li-muhammad nasir al-dunya (?) [wa al-]din; 'Glory to our Lord, the Sultan, the Victorious Sultan, the Learned, the Diligent, the Defender, the Protector of frontiers, the one helped [by God], the Triumphant, Sultan of Islam and Muslims, the Slayer of infidels and polytheists, the Reviver of justice in the world, the Protector of the oppressed from the oppressors [...] Muhammad, the Helper in the World and Religion (Nasir al-Din)'.

    An owner's name incised as 'al-Sayyid Hasan'.

    This piece has almost all the terms for the Mamluk Sultan, Nasir al-Din Muhammad but it is not complete. The blazon is likely to be of a later date.
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