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Box with a lid
15th Century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Mameluk
Creator Dates/Places: Syria
Creator Name-CRT: Mamluk
Title: Box with a lid
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1499
Creation Date: 15th Century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions: H. 4 in. (10.2 cm), W. 6 11/16 in. (17 cm), D. 3/8 in. (8 cm)
Description: According to the inscription on its lid, this box was made for Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn cAli al-Hamawi, a timekeeper at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus who originally came from Hama, Syria. Timekeepers supervised the calls to prayer and observed the new moon, especially at the beginning and the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 91.1.538
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.91.1.538
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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