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Brass from West Asia

Metalwork, Brass, West Asia

Works of Art (19)

Astrolabe of 'Umar ibn Yusuf ibn 'Umar ibn 'Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period (1228–1454), dated A.H. 690 / A.D. 1291, Yemen, brass, cast and hammered, pierced, chased, inlaid with silver (91.1.535a–h)
Base of a ewer with Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, first half of 13th century, Iran, Brass; engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (91.1.530)
Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt or Syria, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.553)
Basin, early 14th century; Ilkhanid, Iran, Brass, raised, engraved, and inlaid with silver and gold (91.1.521)
Bottle with sprinkler top, Seljuq period (1040–1196), second half of 12th century, Iran, Khurasan, Quaternary alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (1998.234)
Box with a lid, 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.538)
Ewer with inscription, horsemen, and vegetal decoration, Zangid period (1127–1251), dated A.H. 623 / A.D. 1226, Iraq, Mosul, brass; engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.586)
Ewer, Seljuq period, ca. 1180–1210, Iran, Khurasan, Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and black compound (44.15)
Footed cup, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 14th century, Iran, Brass, cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound (91.1.559)
The Goddess Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon (Durga Mahishasuramardini), 12th century, India (Himachal Pradesh, probably Chamba), Brass (2008.271)
Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass, cast, inlaid with silver and copper (44.131)
Inkwell with Zodiac signs, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Probably Iran, Brass; cast, inlaid with silver, copper, and black compound (59.69.2a,b)
Inlaid tray, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound(91.1.604)
Mortar made for Abu Bakr cAli Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass; cast, chased, engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (91.1.527a,b)
Pen box, 13th century, Western Iran or northern Iraq (al-Jazira), Brass inlaid with gold and silver (89.2.194)
Pierced globe, Mamluk period (1250–1517), late 13th–early 14th century, Syria, Damascus, Brass, spun and turned, pierced, chased, inlaid with gold, silver, and black compound (17.190.2095a,b)
Planispheric astrolabe, Safavid period (1501–1722), A.H. dated 1065 / A.D. 1654–55; Signed by Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi, Iran, Mashhad, Brass and steel, cast and hammered, pierced and engraved (63.166a-j)
Portrait medallion of Süleyman the Magnificent, after 1521, Probably Venice, Bronze (18.70.8)
Pyxis depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), mid-13th century, Syria, Brass, hammered, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (1971.39a,b)