Mar 17, 2006

Bowl with Geometric Designs

Bowl with Geometric Designs


Sheet brass, inlaid with silver and gold

Diameter: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1945.133



This inlaid bowl has interlacing geometric designs in 12 arched panels that radiate from a star on the base. A pinwheel of six fish is engraved in the interior. Scholars recently reattributed them to Islamic manufacture, possibly for export to Europe.

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