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Fig. 138 -Bobrinsky Bucket. probably Herat. 1163. cast brass with copper, silver and gold. one of the most extraordinary inlaid brass objects to survive. alternate bands of Arabic inscriptions and figural scenes.  Intended as a New Year's gift after Rashid al-Din had performed the pilgrimage to Mecca, which he would have undertaken in the last month of the preceding year. (so much more about this piece) pg. 260 Pilgrimage To Mecca, Ancient Pottery, Herat, Islamic World, Copper, Brass, Historical Art, New Year Gifts, Persia
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Pilgrimage To Mecca

Fig. 138 -Bobrinsky Bucket. probably Herat. 1163. cast brass with copper, silver and gold. one of the most extraordinary inlaid brass objects to survive. alternate bands of Arab… 
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