Flask with molded decorArtist(s)IranianArtist NationalityIranianObject Creation Date10th century - 12th centuryMedium & Supportmolded desig(n) on earthenware (?)Dimensions
8 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 3 9/16 in. ( 21.6 cm x 9.53 cm x 9 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel copy
The Chinese fascination with imported luxury goods inspired potters to adopt new shapes and decorative motifs, especially those from Iran, like this so-called pilgrim flask, a flattened bottle used to carry water or wine. Perhaps originally made of stitched leather, the pilgrim flask shape was popular throughout Asia from at least the seventh century onward and can be found in a wide variety of sizes and materials. Compare this miniature pilgrim's flask with UMMA 1987/1.287.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypejarCollection AreaWesternRights
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Islamic (culture or style)