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