During the Mamluk period, impressive pieces of brassware were commissioned for sultans and their 'amir' (court officials). Many of these showed off the officials’ titles. The inscription explains that this basin was made for an amir of sultan Malik al-Salih. Two sultans shared this title, one reigned from 1324 to1345 and the other from 1351 to 1354.

Date/Period
Mamluk period (1342-1345 or 1351-1354)
Region
Egypt
Dimension
Object size: Diameter: 33cm x H: 14.5cm
Accession No.
2000-05635
Material
Silver inlay on copper alloy
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Acquired from Sotheby's, London
Category
Brass