Brass; cast, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound
H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm), W. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm), Max D. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.540)
This only surviving Mamluk brazier, one of the best examples of inlaid metalwork, was dedicated to the Rasulid sultan of Yemen, al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar (r. 1250–95). The attribution is confirmed by the presence of the five-petalled rosette, the emblem of the Rasulids. Such braziers were probably used as grills and heaters.