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Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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A Timurid tinned copper tankard, Persia, probably Herat, 15th century
of globular form with cylindrical slightly everted neck, carved throughout with interlacing palmetted on a hatched ground and naskh calligraphic cartouches
11.6cm. height
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Catalogue Note

The inscriptions within the cartouches are benedictory couplets by Sa'di, Daqiqi and Firdausi, which are also found on a dish attributed to Khurasan now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, published in Melikian-Chirvani 1982, p.252). The underside bears a later ownership inscription giving the name Nizam al-Sharafi.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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London