It has a curved band of naskh below and a band of kufic above, the shoulder of the ewer is an on going band of naskh on the leafy vine ground. Naskh and Kufic are scripts from the Arabic language. For insight I went and researched what all the writing on the ewer means. I felt that if I could understand the meaning of the words, we could get a better understanding of why the ewer was made. “The kufic around the mouth reads: li-sahibihi al-ajall al-akhass al-muqbil al-muhtaram sadid al-din rafa’ Al-islam w'al-muslimin 'aziz al-muluk w'al-salatin, which means for its owner, the most glorious, the most excellent, the fortunate, the revered, [he who is] straight [in the path of] religion,.... of Islam and the beli...
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All said, I believe the Bronze ewer inlaid with silver is an extraordinary and generous ewer with so much meaning to it. Probably much more meaning then we think. The ewer has so much detail engraved in it and probably symbolizes good fortunes, blessings, glory, happiness, etc. The ewer was a gift of gratitude towards someone and I believe it probably brought them great luck as well.
"A KHORASSAN SILVER INLAID BRONZE JUG | NORTH EAST PERSIA, DATED SHA'BAN AH 601(?) MARCH-APRIL 1205 AD." Christie's Auctions & Private Sales | Fine Art, Antiques, Jewelry & More | Christie's. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.
Sardar, Marika. "Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Home. N.p., Aug. 2011. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.
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