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Bowl: M.7-2013

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A large tinned copper bowl with incised floral decorations and inscriptions (which require translating).


History note: The bowl was purchased by Clive Smith in Shibam, Yemen, from the descendants of the Zaydi Imam Sharaf al-Din Yahya (1473-1558), who held the honorofic title of al-Mutawakkil ala Allah.

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Gift of Mr Clive K. Smith

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2013-10-14) by Smith, Clive K., Mr


17th Century
1600 CE - 1700 CE

Components of the work

Part composed of copper tin

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-2013
Primary reference Number: 197650
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Created: Wednesday 5 February 2014 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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