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Bronze inlaid mortar, Mamluk

Image attached to M.6-1955

An image of Metalwork / Mortar. A squat-shaped mortar with inlaid decoration of white metal. Round the waist twelve wedge shaped bosses or lugs, 1 3/4 ins. in length, arranged to alternately taper upwards and downwards, in between each lug a leaf design in white metal, round the base a fret border, at the top a double fret border separated by a plain narrow panel. Bronze, height, whole, 3 3/4 in, diameter, whole, 5 ¼ in, circa 1300-1400. Mamluk. Islamic. Production Place: Egypt.

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Metalwork / Mortar. A squat-shaped mortar with inlaid decoration of white metal. Round the waist twelve wedge shaped bosses or lugs, 1 3/4 ins. in length, arranged to alternately taper upwards and downwards, in between each lug a leaf design in white metal, round the base a fret border, at the top a double fret border separated by a plain narrow panel. Bronze, height, whole, 3 3/4 in, diameter, whole, 5 ¼ in, circa 1300-1400. Mamluk. Islamic. Production Place: Egypt.

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  • Accession Number: M.6-1955
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 763 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 86.44kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:11:08 15:44:28

Key words

14th Century bowl bronze Egyptian Fitz_AA fret fretted inlaid inlay Islamic leaf lugged lugs Mamlouk Mamluk Medieval Memluk metal metalwork mortar

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