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Ewer


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Description This ewer with geometric and floral designs, exemplifies a group of cast brass ewers, which may belong to the earliest known examples of Islamic metalwork. It is distinguished by its pear-shaped body, elegant palmette handle, and vegetal designs in bold relief.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/29/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance F. R. Martin, Stockholm, Sweden; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
7th-8th century (late Sassanian-early Islamic)
Medium
brass, inliad with copper
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.457
Measurements
14 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 in. (37.2 x 20 x 17.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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