On View In:
Gallery 243
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Tray  
Date:   Mughal dynasty  
Medium:   Silver with incised decor  
Dimensions:   1 x 15 x 15 in. (2.54 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Miss Lily Place  
Location:   Gallery 243  

The use of precious metals, especially gold and silver for personal ornament and decorative objects has a long history in India. Silver utensils during the Mughal period were produced for an affluent middle class that treasured finely crafted objects. This silver tray is decorated overall with a classic arabesque motif as well as a continuous band of Arabic script.

Object Description  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   Trays, decorated with incised decoration and inscription. Eight-part circular motive in center.  
Creation Place:   Asia, India, , ,  
Accession #:  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts