A LARGE CARVED BRASS VESSEL, 16TH CENTURY A LARGE CARVED BRASS VESSEL, 16TH CENTURY A LARGE CARVED BRASS VESSEL, 16TH CENTURY A LARGE CARVED BRASS VESSEL, 16TH CENTURY

A LARGE CARVED BRASS VESSEL, 16TH CENTURY

Reference: ART3005011

A large brass vessel with compressed body, short neck and everted rim, applied around the mouth with two rings, engraved around the shoulder with alternating roundels of calligraphic inscriptions and blossoming branches, between two bands of inscriptions, all above a band of foliate scrolls with downward pointing slender palmette.
Inscriptions in large thuluth script.
-Roundels of the word 'Allah' surrounded each by a part of v.29 from surah Al-Fath.
-Upper band enclosing v.62 from surah Yunus, v.170 from surah Al-Imraan, v.73 from surah Az-Zumar.
-Lower band enclosing Ayat- Al-Kursi v.255 from surah Al-Baqraa.

Height: 50 cm.
Diameter: 55 cm.

PROVENANCE
Private collection, France