Size : 11 inches ( 28cm ) Long / 3.9 inches (10 cm) Wide / 3.75 inches ( 9.5cm) High
Sometimes referred to as ‘Cairo-ware’, this Box have bodies of brass applied with silver and copper and ornamented with Arabic calligraphy amidst arabesques and birds.
Throughout Islamic history, metal bowls, dishes, trays, boxes and other decorative items have been treasured by the middle class.
The box in our collection were made with a technique that is very popular in the Islamic world: inlaying precious or soft metals into harder metals.
This box exemplify the Mamluk revival period. When brass, an ordinary metal, is inlaid with silver in this manner, it creates an impressive and high-status item.