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Name of Object:

Ewer and dish

Location:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Holding Museum:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Date of Object:

c. Hegira 900-1000 / c. AD 1500-1600

Museum Inventory Number:

2008.3.6

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Hammered and engraved gilt brass

Dimensions:

Height: Dish: 5.5cm, Ewer: 30.5cm; Diameter: Dish: 45.3cm, Ewer: 19.5cm

Provenance:

Veneto Saracenic

Description:

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.

Selected bibliography:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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