Bird-shaped vessel

Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, 12th century
Brass inlaid with copper, glass bead; case, incised and chased
H x W x D (overall): 15.7 × 7.3 × 14.1 cm (6 3/16 × 2 7/8 × 5 9/16 in)
Probably Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


bird, Iran, kufic script, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • James Waterson. The Ismaili Assassins: A History of Medieval Murder. London. pl. 9.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 11, pp. 88-91.
  • Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 89, p. 115.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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