Unusual Vessel from the Islamic Metal Collection of the Náprstek Museum

Pages 71-86
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2011/32/32

A vessel from the Islamic metal collection of the Náprstek Museum that was included among the objects of Iranian origin differed at first sight from Iranian vessels. This vessel’s shape is reminiscent of an Indian vessel, but it was not clear to which geographical area or historical era it belonged. Indian vessels do not generally carry any inscriptions to help with identification, and nor do we have sufficient material for comparison. This article brings closer analysis of the individual elements of the vessel on the basis of which I might come to a conclusion or create a hypothesis, which could be put forward for further specialist evaluation.

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