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Acquired in 1897 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Le Bronze iranien, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1973, pp.92-3. A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World 8-18th centuries, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1982, pp.250-52, no. 110. J.M. Rogers, Islamic Art and Design 1500-1700, British Museum, London, 1983, no.191. Linda Komaroff, The Golden Disk of Heaven: Metalwork of Timurid Iran Costa Mesa, California, and New York, 1992, no.18. Rachel Ward, Islamic Metalwork, London, 1993, p.106, fig 83.
collection_code
MES
credit
date_end
1497-08-31
date_start
1496-09-01
date_text
September 1496-August 1497 (made)
descriptive_line
Tinned copper dish with lotuses, cloud bands and blessings in Persian, Iran, 1496-97.
dimensions
Diameter: 18.9 cm, Height: 1.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Islamic Middle East, room 42
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
74135
label
Dish with Clouds and Lotuses Iran Dated 1496 Copper wares such as this dish were being made when the Safavids came to power. The tinned metal once shone like silver. It would have contrasted strongly with the recessed background, which was filled with a black composition. The inscription contains three couplets by famous poets, all expressing good wishes for the owner. Copper, engraved, tinned and filled with a black composition Museum no. 374-1897 [Jameel Gallery]
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:20:19.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:20:19.000Z
latitude
32.42065
location
Islamic Middle East, room 42, case 9E
longitude
53.682362
marks
Jahân-at be-kâm u falak yâr bâd / Jahân-âfarin-at negahdâr bâd / Be-kâm-i to bâdâ hame kâr-e to / Khodâvand bâdâ negahdâr-e to / Be-kâm-i to bâdâ sepehr-i boland / ze chashm-i badân-at mabâdâ gazand Sane 902 / May the world comply with your wishes and Heaven be your friend! May the Creator of the world be your guardian! May all your affairs accord with your wishes! May the Lord be your guardian! May the high Heavens comply with your wishes! May no harm come to you from evil men's eyes! anno 902
materials
materials_techniques
Copper, cast, the decoration incised (i.e. engraved or chased), tinned, inlaid with a black material
museum_number
374-1897
museum_number_token
3741897
object_number
O76926
object_type
Dish
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Flat dish with a shallow foot-ring and low walls that curve inwards towards the flat rim. The decoration - an unusual three-part composition - has three medallions with cusped outlines filled with a lotus, two split palmettes and other leaves. The interstices are filled withe Chinese-style clouds. At the centre of the design is a small patterned disc. The background is cross-hatched.. The walls show six cartouches with round ends, which contain verses in Persian written in the thulth style, against a cross-hatched ground. Between the cartouches are six roundels containing a Y-pattern. The cartouches and roundels and the band that contains them are all defined by a continuous plain fillet. The spare corners around the roundels are filled with a fragment of arabesque. The rim is decorated with an oblique chain motif similar to that used in the central disc.
place
Iran
primary_image_id
2013GV6446
production_note
dated AH 902
production_type
public_access_description
The inscription on this decorative bowl contains three couplets by famous poets, all expressing good wishes for the owner. It is made of copper covered with a layer of tin. The tinned metal once shone like silver. This bright surface would have contrasted strongly with the recessed background, which was filled with a black composition.
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3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
dish
sys_updated
2014-01-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1497
year_start
1496