Unknown maker (possibly from Damascus, Syria)
Mansaf Tray with Inlaid Silver
19th - early 20th century
metal with silver inlay
26" diameter (approx.)
Gift of Carl George, Professor Emeritus of Biology
Yes: Schaffer Library; 3rd Floor
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.