A silver-inlaid brass tray, of shallow form with scalloped cavetto and narrow flattened rim, inlaid in silver with calligraphic bands of naskh, the centre with two interlaced equilateral triangles within a circle against a ground filled with arabesques and crescent moons, the rim with naskh bands interrupted by crescent motifs, silver inlay refreshed.
Khurasan, 12th-13th century
Round the rim:
al-‘izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa’a / da wa al-salama wa al-‘i[n]aya…/ … wa al-qina’a wa al-kira / ma wa al-kirama wa al-shifa’a wa al-ta / mma wa a … wa al-‘inaya wa al-ta /mma wa al-salama wa al-baqa da [‘ima] li-sahibihi
‘Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Well-being and Favour (of God) … and Contentment and Generosity and Generosity and Intercession (of the Prophet) and Entirety and …. And Favour (of God) and Entirety and Well-being and Long-life to its owner for ever.’
al-‘izz wa al-iqbal wa al-dawla wa al-sa’ada wa a /l-salama wa al-‘i[n]aya wa …
‘Glory and Prosperity and Wealth and Happiness and Well-being and Favour (of God) and …’