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Seljuk Brass Ewer - AMD.56
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 12 th Century AD to 13 th Century AD
Dimensions: 14.75" (37.5cm) high x 8.25" (21.0cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Brass

Additional Information: AS

Location: UAE
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During the Seljuk period, the arts were encouraged not only by the sultans but also by orders placed by emirs, and the members of wealthy merchant families. Cast bronze vessels intended for everyday use were manufactured and decorated with engraving, reliefs, and openwork.

This ewer is principally decorated with Kufic inscriptions, all benedictory – on the body, the shoulders and the neck. The object has a fluted cylindrical body and a flaring foot. The neck bears two embossed sitting pop-eyed lions with their right forepaws raised.

This ewer is a magnificent example of group of beaten brass objects, inlaid with silver and sometimes with copper. It was probably designed to contain water.

The Seljuk period was undoubtedly one of the most intensively creative periods in the history of the Islamic world. It displayed splendid achievements in every artistic fields with subtle differences from one region to the next. - (AMD.56)


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