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Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Iron alloy (steel), etched and overlaid with silver and gold; fabric lining
DATES 19th century
PERIOD Qajar Period
DIMENSIONS Diam. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS See Rich Text Inscription for Arabic text. In Arabic, repeated around rim: "the sultan of the world, the sultan of justice" Read by Dr. Abdullah Ghouchani, winter 2014 and transcribed by Caitlin McKenna.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr.
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CAPTION Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac, 19th century. Iron alloy (steel), etched and overlaid with silver and gold; fabric lining, Diam. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr., 42.245.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 42.245.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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