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Stand - Flat Tripod Stand

Flat Tripod Stand

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Iran (eastern, possibly, made)
    Bukhara (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    after 1220 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze cast in one, with engraved decoration partly inlaid with copper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The dish has a flat base and low sides with a flat everted rim. Three, vase-shaped legs.

On the rim, nine cartouches frame foliate scrolls. These are spaced by roundels inlaid with copper discs.
The sides are undecorated.
The inner surface has seven copper discs inlaid at its centre, forming a rossette pattern. They are embedded in the loops of engraved interlacing bands, which in turn interlace with a broader surrounding band of foliate scrollwork. Nine engraved trilobed motifs project from the outermost grooved, plain band.

Patina: dull brown and green corroded surface, waxed.

Place of Origin

Iran (eastern, possibly, made)
Bukhara (possibly, made)


after 1220 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bronze cast in one, with engraved decoration partly inlaid with copper


Height: 7.4 - 8 cm, Diameter: 18 cm distance from one angle to opposite facet of flat rim, Diameter: 16 cm of underside

Object history note

Purchased for £8 from Bluett & Sons, 48 Davies St, London, W1, 17 October 1927. From the collection of Captain H.W.Murray.

Descriptive line

Middle East, Metalwork. Bronze nine sided stand with a narrow projecting rim on three ball feet, decorated with floral scrolls and circles in copper inlay, probably Eastern Iran, after 1220; Islamic, Persia. Inter-departmental transfer to MES, RF 2011/1170.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Melikian-Chirvani, A.S. Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World, London:HMSO, 1982, p158-159, ISBN 0 11 290252 9


Brass; Copper


Cast; Inlaid




Middle East Section

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