Tankard - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Metalwork

Object name
Tankard

Geography
Iran

Period
13th century CE (?)

Materials and technique
Brass, inlaid with silver

Dimensions
Height 24.5 cm

Accession number
AKM00608

Description

Blessings of glory, prosperity, wealth, happiness, well-being and the intercession of the Prophet are bestowed upon the owner of this tankard according to its inlaid silver inscriptions. Foliate motifs and eight-petalled rosettes further adorn this bulbous-shaped vessel. The modelled bird finial and harpy represent common imagery of the period but may not be original to this tankard.

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