Limestone mold for embossed leather

Persian
12th or 13th century


Object Place: Khorasan, Islamic World

Dimensions

Length x width: 13 x 28.9 cm (5 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.374

Medium or Technique

Miscellaneous stones

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Inscription

Scroll border with naskh inscription (reversed) contains Arabic benedictions: "...and elevation and joy and happiness and domination and gifts and felicity." Signature outside of the mold area (not reversed): "'amal bandar as sarray" or "work of Bandar the saddlemaker".

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes