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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, German.

Name of Object:

Persian flask

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_26

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather with chalk ground and gold leaf paint; wood painted to imitate leather; handle: silk and silver thread

Period / Dynasty

Safawid

Provenance:

Iran?

Description:

This elaborate flask dates from the late AH 10th century / AD 16th century. Its wooden body is covered with a linen and chalk ground that was gilded and painted: we see lovers and musicians in a garden filled with flowers.

Citation of this web page:

 "Persian flask" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;15;en

MWNF Working Number: AT2 15

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Safawids


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