© Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum © Kunsthistorisches Museum


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

Name of Object:

Flask

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

About Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Date of Object:

Undated

Museum Inventory Number:

AM_PA_490

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

This pouch-shaped flask is made of stiff auburn leather; its exterior is embroidered with gold and silver tendrils and rosettes. The screwed-on stopper is made of wood. Conical leather flasks were popular in the Ottoman Empire and were mainly used as water flasks.

Citation of this web page:

 "Flask" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;1;en

MWNF Working Number: AT2 01

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ottomans


On display in

MWNF Galleries

Leatherwork

Download

As PDF (including images) As Word (text only)