bowl (containers); lid (containers)

Round-based beaten brass bowl with circular bowl-shaped lid. The wide bowl narrows at the grooved neck and has a flat circular rim. The entire outer surface is decorated in Safavid style with bands of engraved decoration. The main band contains linked cartouches containing alternating scenes of a figure seated on a chair and calligraphy. Above and below are bands of split leaves. The underside is decorated in a simple stylised lotus design. The circular lid is with a concave centre which seems to be missing a knob. It is covered in engraved decoration in concentric bands, the main one in Kufic script, with on the sides alternating oval cartouches with inscriptions, and medallions with figures of human beings, fish and animals.

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