Lot n° 17
2000 - 3000
Grand bassin mamelouk ayant appartenu à un haut Officier de la garnaison ottomane en Egypte du XVIIIe siècle
Egypt or Syria, Mamluk art, 14th century
Rounded shape with convex walls. Decorated with a wide epigraphic band in thuluth, interspersed with rosettes and registers with lattice motifs. On the shoulder, a dated inscription of ownership: Sâhibihi (its owner) Mustafa Agha Ikhtiyar Javushan, muharram Sanat 1171H./September 1757.
D. 35 cm; H. 20 cm
Private collection, South of France.
The Ottoman Aghas in Egypt became very powerful and wealthy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. "Javushan" refers to one of the seven regiments of the Turkish garrison. The title Agha of the owner of this basin suggests that he was the leader of this regiment. For more information about the Aghas transferred from the Great Gate to Egypt during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, see the article by Dr. Bashir Al-Abdin, The Political and Administrative Role of the Kizlar aghas in Egypt During the first Half of the twelfth Century A.H (A.D 1687-1737), in Contemporary Arabic Manuscript Sources, Department of Sociology, College of Arts, University of Bahrain, 2009
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