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Name of Object:

Receptacle

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century

Museum Inventory Number:

AM_PA_519

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Damast, gold embroidery

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

This container for short cavalry spears (dschirid) comprises a high cylindrical case made of blue damask embroidered with arabesques and crescent moons in gold and red silk. Set among these purely ornamental motifs is a tulip with red embroidered petals. Mounted Ottoman warriors used the short lances originally stored in this receptacle both in battle and in equestrian games; they were thrown at a target by a warrior mounted on a galloping horse.

Citation of this web page:

 "Receptacle" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;5;en

MWNF Working Number: AT2 05

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ottomans


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