Divination Bowl with Inscriptions and Zodiac Signs
Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Copper alloy (brass), engraved with repoussé center
3 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2in. (9.5 x 21.6 x 21.6cm) (show scale)
Oh God, May They Grace descend upon Al Mustafa
Muhammad/Murtada `Ali the virgin Fatima/The grandsons Hasan and Husayn/May Thy Grace descend upom Zayn al-Ibad `Ali al Baqir/Muhammad
al Sadiq Ja`far. al Kazim Musa, al-Rida, `Ali
al Taqi/Muhammad, al-Naqi `Ali, al-Zaki al `Askari/
Hasan, May Thy Grace descend upon the Imam, al-Mahdi
The frieze at the bottom of the bowl includes Sura 48 (al-Fath, "The Victory) from the Qur'an.
Gift of Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson in memory of her husband
Prior to 1989, provenance not yet documented; by 1989, acquired by Irma Bezold Wilkinson (Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson) of New York, NY; December 14, 1989, gift of Irma Bezold Wilkinson to the Brooklyn Museum.
Divination Bowl with Inscriptions and Zodiac Signs, mid-16th century. Copper alloy (brass), engraved with repoussé center, 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2in. (9.5 x 21.6 x 21.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson in memory of her husband, 1989.149.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.149.7_view01_PS11.jpg)
overall, 1989.149.7_view01_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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