Photograph: David Franzen, 2007,  © DDFIA, Honolulu, Hawai'i


This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Bottle with depictions of dance and music

Location:

Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

About Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Date of Object:

Hegira early to mid-11th century / AD early to mid-17th century

Museum Inventory Number:

48.36

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stonepaste; moulded, monochrome-glazed

Dimensions:

Overall: 23.5 x 16.7 x 9.8 cm

Period / Dynasty

Safawid

Provenance:

Iran, Isfahan

Description:

This moulded bottle belongs to a group of like examples produced during the seventeenth century in Isfahan, Iran. One side of the bottle depicts a woman playing a tambourine; the other a seated prince watching a woman dance. These scenes of courtly leisure are common to a wide variety of Safawid (1501–1722) arts, including textiles, doors, tilework, and life-size wall paintings in palaces.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bottle with depictions of dance and music" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;19;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 19

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Safawids


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