Unknown maker (possibly from Damascus, Syria)

Artist/Creator

Unknown maker (possibly from Damascus, Syria)

Title

Mansaf Tray with Inlaid Silver

Date

19th - early 20th century

Medium

metal with silver inlay

Width

26" diameter (approx.)

Classification

Decorative Arts

Credit Line

Gift of Carl George, Professor Emeritus of Biology

Object Number

2017.2

On View

Yes: Schaffer Library; 3rd Floor

Alternative text

Large, decorative ceremonial tray with inlaid silver with Arabic writing at its center incorporating 8 minarets. This text translates to: "And Allah has power over all things." On the face of the tray there is a grape vine, leaf, and fruit motif and around the rim there are four groups of four fishes and four groups of four birds. There is smaller text around the rim of the tray that has not yet been translated, the language is unknown.

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