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Description This fine jug exemplifies the way that the style of Islamic metalwork was adapted for the European market. It is decorated with arabesques, but there are no medallions or inscriptions typical of Islamic design. Once believed to have been produced in Venice by Muslim metalworkers, this jug is now thought to come from Iran. The signature on the inside lip reads: "Decorated by master Qasim."
Date Description Narrative
3/01/1950Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/08/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
4/07/2005Loan Considerationexamined for loan
9/05/2006Treatmentcleaned; repaired
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Venice and The Islamic World, 827-1797 (Venise et l'Orient). Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris Cedex 05; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Paul Garnier Collection, Paris; Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer Sale, New York, May 11, 1949, Part II, lot 135; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Translation] Inside lip: decorated by master Qasim
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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late 15th century (late Medieval)
gilded bronze, inlaid with silver
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with handle: 7 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 4 13/16 in. (18.3 x 14 x 12.3 cm) (diam.)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)


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