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Ewer

Date:
16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Turkey
Medium:
Copper alloy; incised and gilded
Dimensions:
H. (to top of spout) 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
H. (of body) 10 5/8 in. (27.0 cm)
Gr. Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth Blumka, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 461
This ewer is typical of the objects that were displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period
Inscription: Arabic, in cartouches under spout and handle; translation: "Glory and dominion and prosperity to its owner". (Trans. Marilyn Jenkins)
Ruth Blumka, New York (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
Petsopoulos, Yanni, ed. "Decorative Arts from the Ottoman Empire." In Tulips, Arabesques & Turbans. New York: Abbeville Press, 1982. p. 30, ill. pl. 10 (b/w).

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