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Box and lid

Box and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Cairo (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass, turned, engraved and damascened, with a black lacquer infill

  • Museum number:

    44&A-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case 5 []

Physical description

The decoration is in silver on a delicate scrollwork ground.

Place of Origin

Cairo (made)

Date

1500-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass, turned, engraved and damascened, with a black lacquer infill

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.1 cm

Descriptive line

Middle East, Metalwork. Cylindrical brass box and lid, decorated with silver-inlaid strapwork and engraved foliate scrollwork against black lacquer infill, probably Cairo, 1500-1600

Production Note

probably by a Muslim craftsman

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Turned; Engraved; Damascened

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Middle East Section

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