Basra: Metal Vessels Makers

Date: 688-689

This is a bronze ewer made in Basra by Ibn Yazid and dated 69 (688-89). It has a Kufic inscription on the rim of a high neck providing this information and offering good wishes (baraka). Other features of the vessel include a grooved body, a conic base, and filigree palmetto on the handle. See also: Artisan of Brass; Sword Inlayer; Blacksmith; Metalworker; Inlayer of Metalwork; Decorator of Metal Vessels; Inlayer; Maker of Metal Trays; Engraver.

Citation: “Arabic Inscription in a Bronze Can, 69 AH/688-689 CE,” Islamic Awareness: (last consulted: 10 August 2018).