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Egyptian - Basin - Walters 54526 (2)

Egyptian - Basin - Walters 54526 (2)

In Arab countries and Muslim realms in the Mediterranean region, artistic innovation flourished in the 9th-14th centuries. Metalworkers cast and hammered basins, vases, and incense burners from brass, engraved ... More

Egyptian - Basin - Walters 54526

Egyptian - Basin - Walters 54526

In Arab countries and Muslim realms in the Mediterranean region, artistic innovation flourished in the 9th-14th centuries. Metalworkers cast and hammered basins, vases, and incense burners from brass, engraved ... More

Egyptian - Bowl - Walters 54513

Egyptian - Bowl - Walters 54513

This engraved and inlaid bowl is decorated with cartouches with inscriptions, rosettes, and peonies.

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - Top

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - Top

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View A

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View A

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View F

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View F

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View K

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View K

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View P

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View P

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View U

Egyptian - Candlestick Base - Walters 54459 - View U

Throughout Islamic history, sultans, princes, and court officials have been active art patrons. This impressive candlestick base was commissioned by Zayn al-Din Kitbugha, who served as "saqi," or cupbearer, at... More

Egyptian - Ceremonial Riding Spur - Walters 57599

Egyptian - Ceremonial Riding Spur - Walters 57599

This gold piece is almost certainly a ceremonial spur. It has various protruding decorative devices including a large hemisphere welded on, filigree, and granulation. One end is broken off.

Egyptian - Drum of a Candlestick - Walters 54522 - Profile

Egyptian - Drum of a Candlestick - Walters 54522 - Profile

A large inscription band is engraved around the center, interspersed with four medallions, each containing two seated figures.

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 54510 - Back

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 5451...

The entire surface of this unusual object is engraved with Qur'anic verses, prayers, and invocations to God, the prophet Muhammad, and other religious leaders. It also contains representations of the Great Mosq... More

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 54510 - Detail A

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 5451...

The entire surface of this unusual object is engraved with Qur'anic verses, prayers, and invocations to God, the prophet Muhammad, and other religious leaders. It also contains representations of the Great Mosq... More

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 54510

Egyptian - Plaque for Printing a Pilgrimage Certificate - Walters 5451...

The entire surface of this unusual object is engraved with Qur'anic verses, prayers, and invocations to God, the prophet Muhammad, and other religious leaders. It also contains representations of the Great Mosq... More

Italian - Handwasher (Aquamanile) in the Form of a Cheetah - Walters 542434 - Three Quarter

Italian - Handwasher (Aquamanile) in the Form of a Cheetah - Walters 5...

This fearsome-looking cheetah is one of a small group of Islamic animal bronzes made for use as incense burners, pouring vessels (called aquamaniles), and fountain fixtures. Trained cheetahs were favorite hunti... More