Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)
    Shiraz (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1375-1400 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    The silver and gold inlaywork is much depleted, particularly the gold. Thin gold outlining survives around many of the faces.

  • Museum number:

    453-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl with curved base, brass with silver and gold inlay, design in horizontal registers and roundels, with Arabic inscriptions, trellis pattern and five figural scenes.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)
Shiraz (possibly, made)

Date

1375-1400 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

The silver and gold inlaywork is much depleted, particularly the gold. Thin gold outlining survives around many of the faces.

Marks and inscriptions

Sahebuhu Ghulam Reza
Its owner is Ghulam Reza
Added later

Muhammad Baghdadi
Later owner's inscription

Isma`il
Later owner's inscription, on the rim

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Diameter: 24.3 cm maximum, Diameter: 18.6 cm Diameter at mouth

Historical context note

Inter-departmental transfer to MES, RF 2011/ 1170.

Descriptive line

Metalwork; Bowl, brass with silver and gold inlay, design in horizontal registers and roundels, with Arabic inscriptions, trellis pattern and figural scenes, probably Fars province, Iran, c.1375-1400

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

A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Islamic Metalwork from the Iranian World, 8th-18th Centuries (London: HSMO, 1982) pp.220-222

Labels and date

THREE BOWLS
Brass with remains of gold and silver.
PERSIAN; 14th century [Used until 10/2002]

Materials

Brass; Silver; Gold; Material

Techniques

Hammered; Inlay

Collection

Middle East Section

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.