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.