Sprinkler Bottle with Fesse Emblem

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.

Sprinkler Bottle with Fesse Emblem, Glass, colorless; blown, applied handles, enameled, and gilded

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