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Ewer and dish
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
c. Hegira 900-1000 / c. AD 1500-1600
Hammered and engraved gilt brass
Height: Dish: 5.5cm, Ewer: 30.5cm; Diameter: Dish: 45.3cm, Ewer: 19.5cm
Veneto Saracenic refers to a large group of 15th and 16th century metal ware, primarily in European collections. It is attributed to Muslims artists working in Venice. Such ware is domestic in nature and includes bowls, spherical incense burner and candlesticks. They are made of bronze or brass and are usually inlaid with geometric or arabesque motifs in silver, with occasional traces of gold and frequent additions of a black compound.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, IAMM Guide Book, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2014: 17.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Beyond Orientalism: How The West Was Won Over By Islamic Art, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2014: 180.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Volume 2, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2015: 182-183.
"Ewer and dish" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;my;Mus21;19;en
MWNF Working Number: MY1 19