Bronze Sprinkler

SKU JB.1250
Circa

9th Century AD to 11th Century AD

Dimensions

4.7″ (11.9cm) high x 3.3″ (8.4cm) wide

Medium

Bronze

Origin

Near East

Gallery Location

UK


 

erfume flask or Rosewater sprinkler (qumqum), cast brass with engraved decoration. The polygonal body rests on a tall and splayed foot- ring, has a raised shoulder, short waisted neck which opens up on the top and has several ribs below the rim. The polygonal body is decorated with lobed medallions and cartouches which are decorated with a peacock alternating with the typical Khorasan floral motifs. Down-turned lambrequin arches decorate the shoulder, whil intertwined scrolls run arund the sides of the foot-ring. Iran, or Afghanistan, 9th – 10th century. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King

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