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Visual Cultures of Islam- Metalwork

A bronze statue in the shape of a peacock, this piece has engraved decorations and is made in the Seljuk style of metalwork.
Iranian
Peacock
12th century
bronze with engraved decoration |
Museum Purchase
1959/1.116
Iranian
Tray
12th century
bronze with inlaid silver and copper |
Museum Purchase
1959/1.110
Anatolian
Candlestick with decoration of the Labors of the Months
1233 – 1299
cast and incised bronze, inlaid with silver and gold |
Museum Purchase
1965/1.182
Anatolian
Candlestick with scenes of paired figures drinking
1233 – 1299
cast and incised bronze, inlaid with silver and gold |
Museum Purchase
1965/1.183
Iranian
Incense burner lid with peacock-shaped finial
12th century
bronze |
Museum Purchase
1959/1.111
Gold-weight in the shape of a triangular base, with a raised line along the edges and a bisecting line down the middle. Along one edge of the base there is a small circular protrusion. 
Akan
Gold-weight
1900 – 1985
brass |
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.490
Iranian
Lid with Handle
1167 – 1232
bronze inlaid with silver |
Museum Purchase
1959/1.117
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
1900 – 1985
brass |
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.183
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
1900 – 1985
brass |
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.186
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
1900 – 1985
brass |
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.188
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
1900 – 1985
brass |
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.193
A brass container with a round body and a short neck. The stopper is connected to the bottle by a string, to which a small metal scoop is attached. The body of the container is decorated with a grid-like pattern and an undulating line around the top and bottom edge. The top edge of the neck has a rope or braid-like pattern. 
Container
1890 – 1920
brass, string, wood |
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.33

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Peacock (1959/1.116)
Tray (1959/1.110)
Gold-weight (1997/1.490)
Lid with Handle (1959/1.117)
Goldweight (2010/1.183)
Goldweight (2010/1.186)
Goldweight (2010/1.188)
Goldweight (2010/1.193)
Container (2000/2.33)
Container (2000/2.35)
Bell (2000/2.39)
Bracelet (2000/2.43)
Bracelet (2000/2.44)
Bracelet (2000/2.45)
Bracelet (2000/2.48)
Container (2000/2.34)
Bell (2000/2.38)
Bracelet (2000/2.46)
Face Plug (2000/2.95)
Face Plug (2000/2.96)
Container (2000/2.32)
Lip Plug (2000/2.94)
Body Ornament (2000/2.98)
Lip Plug (2000/2.99)
Pipe Bowl (2000/2.30)
Armlet (2000/2.40)
Lip Plug (2000/2.92)
Lip Plug (2000/2.93)
Pipe (2000/2.29)
Container (2000/2.36)
Bracelet (2000/2.47)
Belt (2000/2.69)
Belt (2000/2.74)
Belt (2000/2.83)
Purse (2000/2.89)
Powder Horn (2000/2.90)
Body Ornament (2000/2.97)
Lip Plug (2000/2.100)

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