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Tankard


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Description This drinking vessel most likely derives its form from European mugs. It may have been used for "boza," a milky beverage made from fermented millet. The broken hinge at the top of the handle shows that it once had a lid. An inscription within the ornamental design wishes the owner "everlasting glory and prosperity." Such benedictions are common on Islamic metalwork and first appeared during the 11th century.
Exhibitions
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
  • The Age of Sultan S├╝leyman the Magnificent. National Gallery of Art, Washington. 1987.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] everlasting glory and prosperity
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1525-1550 (Early Modern)
Medium
gilded brass
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.512
Measurements
5 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (13.4 x 9.2 cm)
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