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Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Iron alloy (steel), textile, silver, brass
DATES 19th century
PERIOD Qajar Period
DIMENSIONS overall: 2 2/3 x 18 5/8 (7 x 47.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS In Arabic, repeated around rim: "السلطان العالم السلطان العادل" "the sultan of the world, the sultan of justice" Read by Dr. Abdullah Ghouchani, winter 2014 and transcribed by Caitlin McKenna.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr.
PROVENANCE Prior to 1942, provenance not yet documented; by 1942, acquired by Percy C. Madiera Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; 1942, gift of Percy C. Madiera Jr. to the Brooklyn Museum.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
CAPTION Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac, 19th century. Iron alloy (steel), textile, silver, brass, overall: 2 2/3 x 18 5/8 (7 x 47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr., 42.245.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.245.2_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 42.245.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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