Object Name: Bowl
Date: 12th century
Geography: Attributed to present-day Afghanistan
Medium: High-tin bronze; cast, chased, punched, engraved
Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (17.9 x 4 cm)
Credit Line: Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000
Accession Number: 2000.57
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.