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Metal Bottle with Faceted Design

Object Name:
Bottle with lid
10th–11th century
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Brass; cast, chased, engraved
H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm) Diam. (base) 3 9/16 in. (9 cm) Diam. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm) Diam. (cover) 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.40.48a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
A well-known shape in both metal and glass. The interlacing bands at the base and below the lip suggest a relationship with Samanid inscriptional pottery.
1938, excavated at Qanat Tepe in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1939, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 76-77, ill. fig. 90 (b/w).

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