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Abū Bakr b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī
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Abū Bakr b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī was a metalworker of the 5th/11th and 6th/12th centuries. Our knowledge of this craftsman is limited to his handiwork. These artefacts include six small cast, brass cauldrons (tiyāncha), each with four flanges. Two handles, fashioned in the shape of a swallow tail, face each other on two of the bilateral flanges. These cauldrons stand on three conical legs. The engraved inscription of the handleless flanges, in Persian-style Kūfic script, reads ʿamal Abū Bakr b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī (‘the work of Abū Bakr b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī’). This indicates that t…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Bakr b. Aḥmad al-Marwazī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0109>
First published online: 2015

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