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Indigo crucible - Indigo crucible (vasme-jush)

Indigo crucible (vasme-jush)

  • Object:

    Indigo crucible

  • Place of origin:

    Khorasan (cast)
    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1000-1100 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze cast in one, turned and engraved.

  • Museum number:

    M.132-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl-shaped body with flat base.
Identical in shape and size to M.133-1929.
A lotus bud is moulded in low relief on the thumb-rest, surrounded by a scroll carrying trilobed palmettes.
A guilloche runs around the flat rim broken only at the point where the long narrow pouring lip joins the body. Ducks with flowing tails are engraved on the side flanges.
Patina: red brown to olive brown.

Place of Origin

Khorasan (cast)
Iran (made)

Date

1000-1100 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze cast in one, turned and engraved.

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm, Length: 15 cm overall, Width: 9.75 cm from flange to flange, Width: 6.05 cm with rim, Width: 4.9 cm without rim, Diameter: 2.15 cm of underside

Object history note

Given by Sir Charles Marling, G.C.M.G., 25th July 1929.

Descriptive line

Bronze bowl shaped crucible with long pouring lip and large thumb-rest, with engraved champlevé designs.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Melikian-Chirvani, A.S.Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World,London:HMSO, 1982. p51. ISBN 0 11 290252 9

Labels and date

INK-MORTAR.
Engraved bronze.
PERSIAN; 13th CENTURY.
Given by Sir Charles Marling, G.C.M.G. [Used until 10/2002]

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Turned; Engraved

Subjects depicted

Ducks

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Middle East Section

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