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

High-Tin Bronze Bowl

Object Name:
Bowl
Date:
12th century
Geography:
present-day Afghanistan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
High-tin bronze; cast, chased, punched, engraved
Dimensions:
7 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (17.9 x 4 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.57
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
High‑tin bronze was an alternative to silver, appreciated for its bright surface, resonant quality, and resistance to bronze disease. This piece belongs to a group of hemispherical footless bowls produced in the Ghaznavid period.
Christie's, London, April 26, 1994, no. 310; [ Momtaz Islamic Art, until 2000; sold to MMA]
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. no. 84, pp. 128-129, ill. p. 128 (color).



Related Objects

Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi

Date: dated A.H. 577/ A.D. 1181–82 Medium: Bronze; cast, engraved, chased, pierced Accession: 51.56 On view in:Gallery 453

Ewer

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

Luster Bowl with Winged Horse

Date: late 12th century Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque monochrome glaze Accession: 16.87 On view in:Gallery 453

Long-Handled Spoon Inscribed in Arabic with Good Wishes

Date: 11th century Medium: High-tin bronze alloy; cast, chased, and drilled Accession: 2002.20 On view in:Gallery 453

High-Tin Bronze Bowl

Date: 11th century Medium: High-tin bronze; cast, chased, punched, engraved Accession: 1971.42 On view in:Gallery 453