Rosewater bottle

Historical period(s)
Buyid period, early 12th century
Medium
Silver gilt
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.9 x 12 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1950.5
On View Location
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Bottle

Keywords
Buyid period (932 - 1062), chasing, gilding, Iran, kufic script, repousse, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 57, pp. 14, 17.
  • Report of the Secretary, 1951. Washington. p. 53, pl. 2.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 10, pp. 83-87.
  • Christoph Stiegemann. Schatzkunst am Aufgang der Romanik: der Paderborner Dom-Tragaltar und sein Umkreis. Munich. p. 109.
  • The Arts of Persia. New Haven and London. p. 179, fig. 15.
  • Eva Baer. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany. p. 287, fig. 230.
  • Oppi Untracht. Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual for Craftsmen on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals., 1st ed. Garden City. p. 480.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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