Lid of a Cordovan ivory box by Unknown Artist

The lid is of shallow domical form decorated decorated with four marked huntsmen, and inscribed: 'In the name of God.

Details

Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,300 ( Total: £39,600)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Axia Fine Art

Blessing, victory, & support to the Vazir Abu'l-Mutarrif son of al-Manur Abu 'Amir Muhammad son of Abu 'Amir, may God support him.'

Provenance

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, wrongly deaccessioned the lid as a fake because it was fitted on to a box that was.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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