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Name of Object:

Flask

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Date:

Undated

Museum Inventory Number:

AM_PA_490

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather

Period / Dynasty:

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

This pouch-shaped flask is made of stiff auburn leather; its exterior is embroidered with gold and silver tendrils and rosettes. The screwed-on stopper is made of wood. Conical leather flasks were popular in the Ottoman Empire and were mainly used as water flasks.

Citation of this web page:

 "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;1;en&id=leatherwork

MWNF Working Number: AT2 01

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