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Name of Object:

Persian flask

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century

Type of object:

Flask

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_26

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather with chalk ground and gold leaf paint; wood painted to imitate leather; handle: silk and silver thread

Period / Dynasty:

Safavid

Provenance:

Iran?

Description:

This elaborate flask dates from the late AH 10th century / AD 16th century. Its wooden body is covered with a linen and chalk ground that was gilded and painted: we see lovers and musicians in a garden filled with flowers.

Citation of this web page:

 "Persian flask" 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;15;en&id=leatherwork

MWNF Working Number: AT2 15

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