Rosewater bottle


Historical period(s)
Buyid period, early 12th century
Silver gilt
H x W x D: 24.9 x 12 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Metalwork, Vessel


Buyid period (932 - 1062), chasing, gilding, Iran, kufic script, niello, repousse, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 10, pp. 83-87.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 57, pp. 14, 17.
  • The Arts of Persia. New Haven and London. p. 179, fig. 15.
  • Eva Baer. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany. p. 287, fig. 230.
  • Christoph Stiegemann. Schatzkunst am Aufgang der Romanik: der Paderborner Dom-Tragaltar und sein Umkreis. Munich. p. 109.
  • Report of the Secretary, 1951. Washington. p. 53, pl. 2.
  • Oppi Untracht. Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual for Craftsmen on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals., 1st ed. Garden City, NY. p. 480.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum