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    Khorassan Silver-Inlaid Bronze Vase or Jug

    Khorassan North-East Iran
    12th century

    height: 16cm, width: 15cm, weight: 851g



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    This good-sized vase (or handleless jug) is of cast, high-tin brass that has been inlaid with silver (much of which is now missing). It has a flattened, globular body, sits on a flared foot, and has a neck that includes several moulded bands.

    The neck and the flattened part of the body include naskh script inlaid in silver. The shoulder of the body is decorated with seven fields of arabesque roundels. Eight arabesque cartouches decorate the underside of the body.

    The vase has a varying green and reddish patina. There are no holes.


    Allan, J.W., Metalwork of the Islamic World: The Aron Collection, Sotheby’s Publications, 1986.

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