Glass, colorless; blown, applied handles, enameled and gilded
H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
W. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
D. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Ruth Blumka, in memory of Leopold Blumka, 1974
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Suspended from their handles, miniature perfume sprinklers were worn around the neck or tied to a belt. On this example, the Arabic inscription band praises an unspecified sultan. The fesse emblem, a simple band across the shield, was adopted by Sultan Lajin (r. 1297–99) and several amirs in the late thirteenth century.
Inscription: "Glory for our master the Sultan, the King, the knowledgeable one, the just."