Limestone mold for embossed leather
12th or 13th century
Object Place: Khorasan, Islamic World
Length x width: 13 x 28.9 cm (5 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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".
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes