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Name of Object:

Jug with depiction of animals

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 10th century / AD second half 16th century

Type of object:

Silver jug

Museum Inventory Number:

14003

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Parcel-gilt silver

Dimensions:

Height 16 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Balkans

Description:

The shape of this jug with handles ending in dragon heads comes from Timurid Iran. On the body of the jug and amidst Ottoman decoration hunting scenes are depicted with fantastic and real animals. On the neck paradisiac scenes: two naked figures under a tree, a bear holding a musical instrument and peaceful animals. This animal style originates in German Renaissance silver and was adapted into the repertory of the Balkan Christian workshops before passing into the Iznik ceramics.

Citation of this web page:

 "Jug with depiction of animals" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;2;en&id=gold_and_silver

MWNF Working Number: GR 02

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