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Visual Cultures of Islam- Mixed Media (household items and garments)

Anatolian
Mirror with scene of "Alexander's Ascension"
bronze
1/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in (0.3 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm)
Museum Purchase
Iranian
Circular mortar with inscription
bronze
5 1/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. ( 13 cm x 18.1 cm )
Museum Purchase

Faceted bottle
bronze with silver inlay
3 in (7.6 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This inlaid bronze casket with Kufic inscription was masterfully produced in the 12th century Seljuk period. Possibly of Syrian origin, the lid is hammered from a flat sheet of brass with the bottom formed by folding and joining a section cut from a flat sheet. The seams are on three sides of the base and in the rear under the right-hand hinge. Brass hinges on the object are attached by copper rivets. Originally, the object would have a handle and front clasp which are now missing. <br /><br />
 
Iranian
Casket with inscription in floriated Kufic script
bronze
4 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. ( 10.5 cm x 11.4 cm )
Museum Purchase
Syrian
Panel fragment with inscribed text
wood, gesso, and polychrome
13 in x 74 3/4 in x 10 in (33.02 cm x 189.87 cm x 25.4 cm);13 in x 74 3/4 in (33.02 cm x 189.87 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Iranian
Plaque with Kufic Inscription, from the Tower of Toghril, from Rayy
iron
4 3/4 in x 31 7/8 in x 1/16 in (12.07 cm x 80.96 cm x 0.16 cm)
Museum Purchase
Gold-weight in the shape of a flat hexagon with a raised line bisecting the base at its widest point. On one side of the line there are three straight lines that meet at a common point; on the other side of the line there is an arch vertically bisected by a straight line. One of the recesses in the arch appears to have been filled in with some form of metal, possibly lead. 
Akan
Gold-weight
brass
1 in x 3/4 in x 3/16 in (2.5 cm x 1.9 cm x 0.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African
Goldweight
brass
1 9/16 in x 9/16 in x 3/16 in (4 cm x 1.4 cm x 0.5 cm)
Gift of Doran H. Ross
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African
Goldweight
brass
1 in x 11/16 in x 1/4 in (2.5 cm x 1.7 cm x 0.6 cm)
Gift of Doran H. Ross
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African
Goldweight
brass
7/8 in x 7/16 in x 1/2 in (2.2 cm x 1.1 cm x 1.2 cm)
Gift of Doran H. Ross
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African
Goldweight
brass
13/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 3/8 in (2 cm x 3 cm x 1 cm)
Gift of Doran H. Ross
Gold-weight in the shape of a a cylindrical rod with a pointed tip and a handle made of a short, cylindrical rod between two circular discs. The majority of the cylindrical rod is covered in a pattern of small, raised dots. 
Akan
Gold-weight
brass
2 1/2 in x 1/4 in x 3/16 in (6.3 cm x 0.6 cm x 0.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis

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Faceted bottle (1961/1.182)
Gold-weight (1997/1.483)
Goldweight (2010/1.184)
Goldweight (2010/1.185)
Goldweight (2010/1.194)
Goldweight (2010/1.199)
Gold-weight (1997/1.515)
Goldweight (2010/1.181)
Goldweight (2010/1.182)
Goldweight (2010/1.191)
Gold-weight (1997/1.411)
Gold-weight (1997/1.440)
Gold-weight (1997/1.486)
Goldweight (2010/1.190)
Goldweight (2010/1.192)
Goldweight (2010/1.195)
Goldweight (2010/1.196)
Goldweight (2010/1.180)
Goldweight (2010/1.189)
Pipe (2000/2.31)
Gold-weight (1997/1.484)
Gold-weight (1997/1.514)
Goldweight (2010/1.197)
Goldweight (2010/1.198)
Goldweight (2010/1.202)
Goldweight (2010/1.203)
Belt (2000/2.67)
Belt (2000/2.79)
Pendant (2000/2.87)
Fertility Figure (1997/1.349)
Belt (2000/2.66)
Belt (2000/2.68)
Belt (2000/2.70)
Belt (2000/2.71)
Belt (2000/2.73)
Belt (2000/2.76)
Belt (2000/2.78)
Pendant (2000/2.86)
Beaded Apron (2000/2.24)
Pipe (2000/2.28)
Container (2000/2.37)
Cache-Sexe (2000/2.53)
Belt (2000/2.72)
Belt (2000/2.77)
Belt (2000/2.80)
Belt (2000/2.84)
Belt (2000/2.75)
Belt (2000/2.81)
Belt (2000/2.82)
Belt (2000/2.85)
Powder Horn (2000/2.91)
Fertility Figure (1997/1.342)
Belt (2000/2.103)
Fertility Figure (2000/2.104)
Male Twin Figure (2016/1.252.1)
Male Twin Figure (1988/1.160)

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