Khurasan / Ewer / 1200-1219; neck and handle, 1300sKhurasan
1200-1219; neck and handle, 1300s

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Iranian; Khurasan
Creator Name-CRT: Khurasan
Title: Ewer
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1219
Creation Date: 1200-1219; neck and handle, 1300s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: brass inlaid with silver
Dimensions: Overall: 44.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1945.27
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The letters of the inscriptions on the shoulder and on the base of this ewer have human heads. This type of script, unique to metalwork, seems to have originated in northeastern Iran or Afghanistan in the mid-1100s and migrated westward. Often referredto as 'animated' script, it culminates in the rim inscription on the Wade Cup (CMA 1944.485) with its full-figure animation.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1945.27
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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