Bird-shaped vessel

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Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, 12th century
Medium
Brass inlaid with copper, glass bead; case, incised and chased
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 15.7 × 7.3 × 14.1 cm (6 3/16 × 2 7/8 × 5 9/16 in)
Geography
Probably Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1973.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Vessel

Keywords
bird, casting, chasing, incising, inlay, Iran, kufic script, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

E. Safani

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 11, p. 88.
  • Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 89, p. 115.
  • James Waterson. The Ismaili Assassins: A History of Medieval Murder. London. pl. 9.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum