Levant; Umayyad, AD 600–800

Brass, silver, copper and iron

Diam. 55.4cm

One of the collection's Islamic-art masterpieces, this bronze dish is particularly notable as it combines motifs of Late Classical and Early Christian art with geometric decorations seen in Umayyad architecture in the first centuries of Islam. Made in the Levant and inlaid with silver, copper and iron, it displays exceptional craftsmanship and is thought to be among the first works of art produced for a Muslim court.

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