Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th-10th century
Medium
Brass
Dimensions
H x W: 16.5 x 43.7 cm (6 1/2 x 17 3/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1945.13
On View Location
Freer Gallery 21a: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ewer

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), casting, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Brummer Gallery, Inc.

Label

Vibrant metalworking industries in gold, silver, iron, and copper thrived in Basra. Craftsmen there specialized in manufacturing locks, mirrors, and other utensils. This pear-shaped vessel is similar to a bronze ewer that was made in Basra and is now in the Tiblisi Museum in Georgia, near Russia.

The inscription around the neck of the Tiblisi ewer gives the craftsman's name and Basra as its place of manufacture.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum