Tray Portraying Courtly Pleasures

Tray Portraying Courtly Pleasures

1240s

Sheet brass inlaid with silver

Diameter: 53.8 cm (21 3/16 in.); Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1945.386

Description

Images of courtly pleasures decorate medallions, and bands display an enthroned prince, a banquet, a hunt, dancers, and musicians. The silver inlay, which is best preserved on the tray’s inner curve, suggests its original brilliance.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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