Brass bowl. Flat base, no foot. Decorated on exterior with central flower blossom surrounded by a band of eight arched panels containing bears, foxes, deer, birds and other quadrupeds. A narrow band with guilloche separates the base from the sides of the bowl. A band of alternating roundels and lobed arches contains musicians and a female dancer in a mid-19th century skirt. Birds and quadrupeds fill the arches between the roundels. Around the rim eight cartouches containing a nasta`liq inscription alternate with quatrefoils containing birds. Interior of the bowl blackened from previous use. Central roundel contains leafy extensions of flowering plants found in adjacent band. Arched compartments around cavetto contain human figures. Narrow band of vine and leaf scroll beneath rim on interior.
- 1850 (about)
- Made in: Iran
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
- Height: 3.4 centimetres
- Diameter: 9.9 centimetres
- Weight: 143 grammes
Inscription Positionaround rim, exterior
Previously in the possession of W. Fagg of the Ethnography dept; transferred from AOA 3/4/08
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Object reference number: RRM37930
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