Date: 10th century
Place of Production: Spain, likely Cordoba
Description: This capital is thought to have come from Madinat al-Zahra’, near Cordoba, Spain, which was founded in 936. The city housed a magnificent Umayyad royal residence. The capital bears the legacy of artistic traditions brought by the Umayyads from Syria to Spain.
Inscription: On boss at one side of capital in Arabic in cursive script:
Made by Khabara[?]
Accession Number: 30.95.134
Held at: Metropolitan Museum of New York
Images in Public Domain.