Salver dedicated to Alp Arslan (ruled 1063–1072, inscribed with an Islamic date equivalent to 1066–67, but possibly a modern–day forgery

Persian
Seljuk
dated 459 (H.), equivalent to A.D. 1066/7; possibly a modern forgery
Possibly made for Alp Arslan (Persian (Seljuk), ruled 1063–1072), Signed by Hasan al-Kashani (Persian)


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

H. x Diam: 6.6 x 41 cm (2 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.68

Medium or Technique

Silver, hammered and chased

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Inscription

Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, across center: al-sultan 'adud al-din

Inscription band, in Arabic, foliated Kufic script, around inner rim, "Presented to his most illustrious Majesty, the magnificent Sultan, Alp Arslan, may God prolong his reign, by order of the Queen of the Age, the cynosure of women of estate. The work of Hasan al-Kashani in the year four hundred and fifty nine.'

Signed

Hasan al-Kashani

Provenance

by 1934, with Arthur Upham Pope, said to have come from a private Russian collection, unnamed; 1934, purchased by the MFA from Arthur Upham Pope.(Accession Date: February 1, 1934)

Credit Line

Martha Silsbee Fund