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Bucket of engraved brass with silver inlay, the decoration 
continuing over the base
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Bucket of engraved brass with silver inlay, the decoration continuing over the base

Circa 1500

Metalworker
Europe (date unknown)

Iran (North-West) or Turkey (Anatolia) or Mamluk 15th-16th century (1400 - 1599)

Metalworked brass and silver inlay

Height: 11 cm (rim); Width: 23.1 (across handle); Diameter: 22.7 cm (rim);

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966
O.1966.GP.198

About this work
This bucket has a European form but its decoration is Islamic and of the highest quality. Delicate contrasts of knots, cross-hatchings and curved forms (arabesques) recall pieces made, specially for Venetian patrons, by Zain al-Din, one of the few known Islamic craftsmen of the period. The handle is a later addition. (Permanent collection label)



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