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Mortar: M.7-1955

Object information

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Bronze. Bell-shaped mortar with white metal inlay. The bowl divided into three borders, a key or fret border and a wide one inscribed: al-Malik al-Adil al-Nâsir al Ghauri, dated 865 ^H=1460 - the foot plain. Round the top beneath the lip a narrow leaf border.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by E. Saville Peck

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4¼ in
Height: 4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1955-04-28) by Saville Peck, E.


Third quarter of 15th Century
Production date: AD 1460 : dated


Egyptian Mamluk

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Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: al-Malik al-Adil al-Nâsir al Ghauri
  • Text: 865 ^H
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1955
Primary reference Number: 14100
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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