Egypt or Syria
Brass; inlaid with silver; H. 5 in. (12.7 cm), Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.565)
This basin is dedicated to al-Ashraf Abu al-Nasr Qaytbay (r. 1468–96), the last great sultan of the Mamluk dynasty before it was replaced by the Ottomans in 1517. The repoussé work that forms the lobed petal-like decoration is typical of the late Mamluk period.