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A tinned-brass calligraphic stem cup with lid, India, Deccan, circa 17th century
 
engraved and incised on the exterior of lid with birds (heads now defaced) within foliate cartouches, the body with further palmettes, interiors of lid and body filled with carved calligraphic bands on an etched ground
10.6cm. height
11.3cm. diam. 
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Qur’an, chapter I (al-fatihah), the beginning of the nada ‘ali quatrain and invocations to God, Muhammad, ‘Ali and Imam Husayn.


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