|Title||Inlaid bowl with human and geometric designs|
Metalwork in the Seljuq period, 13th century AD, was particularly important and generally fabricated from high-quality materials. Bronze or bass vessels such as this would be engraved and often inlaid with copper, silver, gold, or niello (an alloy of copper). Sometimes enamel was also used. This bowl has a graceful body contour, with a contracted rim. Its exterior surface is decorated with an intricate combination of geometric motifs and human figures, inlaid in silver.
|Medium/Material||Brass inlaid with silver|
|Dimensions||H-2.75 Dia-5 inches|
|Year Range from||1200|
|Year Range to||1300|
13th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
*"Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #204.
*"Director's Choice, Part I," G-TM, 4/17-6/1/02. A. Winter, Curator.
*"The Grandeur of Islamic Art in Image and Object," GTM, February 13 - May 31, 2007. Lisa Brody, Co-Curator.
*"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter, A. Bauer, Curators.