Perfume sprinklers such as these were filled with rosewater and sprinkled to scent a space during festive occasions. The lotus and other flowers in colorful enamel decoration reference the sweet smells found inside this elaborate bottle.
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1975; sold to MMA]
Date: late 17th–early 18th centuryMedium: Container: gold; pierced, repoussé, with cast legs and finials
Goa stone: compound of organic and inorganic materialsAccession: 2004.244a–dOn view in:Gallery 463