Bronze; cast with handle cast separately, chased, engraved, inlaid with silver and gold | 21.7cm | Late 13th-early 14th century

Unknown Artist

Anthropomorphic calligraphy, also referred to as human-headed naskh, was unique to metalwork made in Eastern Iran and Mosul, in present-day Iraq, during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. On this vessel the upright shafts of the letters terminate ...
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