Report on the Analysis of Various Examples of Oriental Metal-work, &c: In the South Kensington Museum and Other Collections

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1892 - Art metalwork - 54 pages
 

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Page 19 - With perforated covers and swing handles. Engraved brass. These vessels are suspended in shops in the bazaars, principally in the Kebab or roast.meat shops, for the purpose of holding copper money. Persian.
Page 41 - Gun-metal is composed of 90 per cent, of copper and 10 per cent, of tin.
Page 12 - 74 Page 3 1 . MORTAR. Bronze, octagonal, chased with arabesques and Kufic inscriptions. Round the sides are projecting knobs, and on one side is a ring suspended from a bull's head. Found in the ruins of the city of Rhages. Persian. i oth or nth century. H.
Page 34 - For this good act in thus consecrating this bell, which sounds well, I pray that at a future period I may attain the same knowledge as God himself possesses, .... and thus become an Aruyah.
Page 26 - BOTTLE with COVER. Metal, with raised chasing of flower and leaf pattern, covered with gold and silver foil. Hungarian or Indian. Latter half of 17th century.
Page 32 - Tabohdwe (February) on the fifth of the waning moon, in the year 1204 (1842, AD) on a Sunday at about 4 pm this bell was cast and moulded of pure copper.
Page 18 - 76 ASTROLABE. Brass, circular, engraved. With six internal plates. Old Persian. Diam. 4i in. Bought, 5/. 419. — '76. ASTROLABE. Brass, round, chased, with five inner plates. It is dated 1074 AH (AD 1663). Persian. i7th century. Diam. 7i in. Bought, 61. 15*. 530— '76. Page 37 (Illustration). HOOKAH.
Page 33 - Pali word used, implies five metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, lead), and mixed them well together. In the year 1209 (1847, AD) in the hot season, at a fortunate hour I had it moulded, setting my heart on giving it in alms. " As I wrote the inscription I offered up abundant prayer, that no enemies or troubles might come nigh me, and that I might attain Neh
Page 34 - King's devoted servant who can supply all the wants of his Sovereign instantaneously, who is gifted with all intelligence and bravery, and who also pursues the practices of a good man, first collecting all the...
Page 27 - Oxidised metal, damascened with silver. Indian, modern. H. 23 in., diam. 22 in. Given by Her Majesty the Queen.

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