Artist Islamic, Iranian
  • Mirror with Benedictory Inscription
  • Mirror
Date 12th century
Medium Alloy of copper, tin, zinc, lead
Dimensions Overall: 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches (1.9 × 14 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 30.431
Department Islamic Art
On View Islamic N120, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, Kufic script: Barakat wa-yumn wa-surur wa-sa'adat wa-salamat wa-ghallat wa-'afiyat wa-ta'id wa-tamkin wa-nasr wa-istiqamat wa-baqa li-sahibihi. [translated: Blessing and prosperity and joy and happiness and ease and revenue and health and [God's] support and enablement and [God's] help and rectitude and long life to its owner.]
(Arthur Upham Pope);
1930-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Arts of Persia. Exh. cat., Lyman Allyn Museum. New London, Conn., January 9-February 13, 1955, no. 32.

Bulletin of the DIA 13. 1931-1932, p. 17, (fig. 1).