Divination Bowl with Inscriptions and Zodiac Signs
Arts of the Islamic World
Copper alloy (brass), engraved with repoussé center
mid 16th century
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.
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Gift of Mrs. Charles K. Wilkinson in memory of her husband
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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
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