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Horn (Oliphant) with Case

Date:
horn, 11th–12th century; case, 16th century
Culture:
South Italian
Medium:
Ivory, silver, leather
Dimensions:
Horn (a); 23 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 4 in. (58.6 x 12.5 x 10.2 cm); case (b); 22 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/16 in. (57.5 x 15 x 13.8 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.177a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 457
#1168. Horn (Oliphant) with Leather Case
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Ex coll.: Henri Baudot, Dijon; Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944.

Kühnel, Ernst. "(Translation of Islamische Kleinkunst)." In Islamic Arts. London, 1970.

Kühnel, Ernst, and J. & S. Goldschmidt. Die Islamische Elfenbeinskulpturen VII–XIII Jahrhundert. no. 30. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1971.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 1975). pp. 8–9, ill.

Shalem, Avinoam. "Islamic Objects in Historical Context." In The Oliphant. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2004. pl. II, XV.

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. pp. 54, 67, 69–70, 137; cat. no. 38; ill.



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