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Name of Object:

Tankard

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Date:

AD 1530–1540

Type of object:

Metalwork

Museum Inventory Number:

Go 599

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Gilt silver raised

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey, Istanbul

Description:

In its form this tunkard repeats Persian works from the fifteenth century. The richly figural decoration is reminiscent of decorative vignettes in book illumination, the very feature that endows the jug a special status within the group of Ottoman works in silver, which normally bear solely ornamental decoration.

Citation of this web page:

 "Tankard" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus21;3;en&id=gold_and_silver

MWNF Working Number: AT1 03

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