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Hegira 2nd half of the 9th century / AD 2nd half of the 15th century
Stone, light-green nephrite
Timurid (Samarkand or Herat)
Monolithic ewer made of light-green nephrite; diplomatic gift from an early-17th-century Persian embassy to the court of Rudolf II of Habsburg to propose a military–political alliance against the Ottoman Empire during the so-called Long Turkish War. The inventory of the collection of Emperor Matthias I compiled in 1619 also lists a lid that is no longer extant.
"Ewer" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;30;en
MWNF Working Number: AT2 30