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Basin Inscribed with the Name of Ahmad ibn al-Jundi (?)

End of 13th century - beginning of 14th century

This water basin bears a long inscription that wishes blessings on Sultan al-Malik al-Nasir (r. 1294-1340). Inlaid with gold and silver, the calligraphic decoration includes four medallions adorned with inscribed rosettes and lotus flowers inspired by the arts of Asia.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Title: Basin Inscribed with the Name of Ahmad ibn al-Jundi (?)
Geography: Egypt or Syria
Date: end of 13th century - beginning of 14th century
Medium: cast copper inlaid with gold and silver
Classification: silverwork and goldwork
Dimensions: D. 20.5 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2018.003
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