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  • 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; H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm), W. 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm), Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.586)

    This lavishly decorated object is inscribed around the neck: "Made by cUmar ibn al-Hajji Jaldak, the apprentice of Ahmad al-Dhaki al-Naqqash al-Mawsili in the year 623 [1226 A.D.]." Ahmad al-Mawsili, originally from Mosul in Upper Mesopotamia, was a famous metalworker who had a number of pupils.

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  • 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; H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm), W. 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm), Diam. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
    Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891 (91.1.586)

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