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Islamic Bronze Bucket - AMD.128
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 11 th Century AD to 13 th Century AD
Dimensions: 3.9" (9.9cm) high x 4.9" (12.4cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Bronze


Additional Information: AS

Location: UAE
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Description
Metal buckets occurred in pre-Islamic cultures in the Middle East and it is likely that the Islamic versions were based on the classical prototype of tapering cylindrical form known to have been produced in Egypt.

This bucket has a bulbous body, slightly flaring rim and a semi-circular handle of rather square profile.

This is a masterpiece of Islamic bronze work; the magnificent bucket is intricately incised with ornate calligraphy and stylized designs. Medallions decorate the belly of the bucket. In each of the intertwined circles at the central register is the image of a bird against a floral background, as if the artist wished to evoke the gardens of paradise alive with their songs. - (AMD.128)

 

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