Powerful Patronage

The interior of the vessel contains an inscription and symbols, proving that the artist produced works for some of the most powerful Mamluk court officials.

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This symbol consists of a triangular stand holding a pillow or saddle, on top of which is a weapon like a sword or club.
This symbol consists of a triangular stand holding a pillow or saddle, on top of which is a weapon like a sword or club.
The inscription translates roughly to read: From the things made by order of the most magnificent, the honored, the well served, Badr al-Din(?)...