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Name of Object:

Bow quiver

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira c. 956–957 / AD c. 1550

Type of object:

Arms

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_5

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Damast, gold embroidery

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

This bow quiver was in the collection of Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol (1529–1595) at Ambras Castle near Innsbruck. Its exterior is edged in red and covered all over with delicate spiral vines made of white leather and set with dark-blue lamellae (scales); two red medallions are placed among them. The back of the quiver is dark-blue except for a narrow edging and two oval gold medallions. The arrow quiver is identical and complements the bow quiver.

Citation of this web page:

 "Bow quiver" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;13;en&id=arms_and_armoury

MWNF Working Number: AT2 13

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