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Shield with Arabic Inscription and Signs of the Zodiac

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Iron alloy (steel), etched and overlaid with silver and gold; fabric lining
DATES 19th century
DYNASTY Qajar
PERIOD Qajar Period
DIMENSIONS Diam. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm)
INSCRIPTIONS 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 42.245.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Percy C. Madeira, Jr.
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