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Aftabe

Description

Ewer (āftābeh) of brass with onion-shaped body and decoration of arch-like motifs arranged around the pointed top and hanging trefoils and medallions around the lower part, inscription reads 'The servant of the King of Divine Trusteeship Mohammed Agha': Middle East, Western Iran, early 17th century

Museum reference

A.1886.395

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Aftabe, Ewer

Production information

Iran, Middle East, ASIA

Date

Early 17th century

Materials

Brass

Physical description

Brass; engraved arabesque ornamentation in geometrical compartments

Associations

Previous owner: Shah Mahommed Aga

Exhibitions

  • Art from Iran, 2013 (01 Feb 2013 - 26 May 2013)
    National Museum of Scotland

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