Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century
Leather with chalk ground and gold leaf paint; wood painted to imitate leather; handle: silk and silver thread
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.
"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