Historical period(s)
early 14th century
Brass, inlaid with silver, gold and a black organic material
H x W x D: 7.2 x 16.6 x 16.6 cm (2 13/16 x 6 9/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Iran, Fars
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


chasing, hammering, horse, inlay, Iran, spinning (metalwork), thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Linda Komaroff. The Timurid Phase in Iranian Metalwork: Formulation and Realization of a Style. Ann Arbor. pl. 11.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The "Wade Cup" in the Cleveland Museum of Art: Its Origin and Decorations. vol. 2 Washington and Ann Arbor. pp,. 327-366, pl. 13, fig. 40.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 61, p. 18.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 20, pp. 155-161.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 331-384.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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