Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac
Arts of the Islamic World
Iron alloy (steel), etched and overlaid with silver and gold; fabric lining
Diam. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm)
In Arabic, repeated around rim: "السلطان العالم السلطان العادل"
"the sultan of the world, the sultan of justice"
Read by Dr. Abdullah Ghouchani, winter 2014 and transcribed by Caitlin McKenna.
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Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr.
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