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Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century
Damast, gold embroidery
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.
"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