probably late 19th century
Falsely attributed to Abd al-A'imma (Persian, active about 1678–1722)
Object Place: Persia
Height x diameter: 14.5 x 8.8 cm (5 11/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Brass, cast in eight pieces and engraved
Not On View
On the throne, a jumbled version of the Throne Verse (Koran II:225); on the borders around spider, a jumble of star and zodiac names; in a cartouche on lower section of back, false signature "work of Abd al-A'Imma"
False signature, "Work of Abd al-A'imma"
Purchased by the MFA from E.S. David in 1942.
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund