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Name of Object:

Rosewater sprinkler

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

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Date of Object:

Hegira 2nd half of the 6th century / AD 2nd half of the 12th century

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 15/1991

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Embossed, engraved, and punched brass, inlaid with copper and silver

Period / Dynasty

Ghurid

Provenance:

Eastern Iran or Afghanistan

Description:

This rosewater sprinkler belongs to a group of brassware that has sculpturally shaped motifs as its most distinctive decorative element.
The most monumental pieces are a group of large candlesticks. But despite their size, they are surpassed by this masterfully executed bottle when it comes to decoration. Ten lions, and six birds were embossed in incredibly high relief and furthermore engraved and punched.

Citation of this web page:

 "Rosewater sprinkler" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;19;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 19

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