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Catalog number 57.59
Title Inlaid bowl with human and geometric designs
Object Name Bowl
Description 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 1200.0
Year Range to 1300.0
Search Terms Iraq
13th century AD
Seljuq sultanate
Mongol rule
Figural
Floral motif
Bowl
Islamic
West Asia
Mesopotamia
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.
Culture Mesopotamian/Seljuq period