Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Metal Bottle with Faceted Design

Object Name:
Bottle with lid
Date:
10th–11th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; cast, chased, engraved
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Metal
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).



Related Objects

Ewer

Date: ca. 1180–1210 Medium: Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and a black compound Accession: 44.15 On view in:Gallery 999

Animal-Spouted Pitcher

Date: 9th–10th century Medium: Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) Accession: 38.40.247 On view in:Gallery 452

Ewer with Inscriptions and Hunting Scenes

Date: 11th century Medium: Bronze; cast, engraved Accession: 38.40.240 On view in:Gallery 453

Two Ewers with Lamp-shaped Spouts

Date: late 12th century Medium: Brass; cast, chased, engraved, inlaid with silver and black compound Accession: 33.96 On view in:Gallery 453

Bowl with Green, Yellow, and Brown Splashed Decoration

Date: 10th century Medium: Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware) Accession: 38.40.137 On view in:Gallery 452