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Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Ghaznavid
Creator Dates/Places: Afghanistan
Creator Name-CRT: Ghaznavid
Title: Bowl
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1100
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 12th?13th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: High tin bronze, cast, hammered, chased, punched, and engraved
Dimensions: H. 7 1/6 in. (18 cm), Diam. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Description: Metal objects produced during Ghaznavid rule in what is now Afghanistan often contain a high percentage of tin, hence their definition as "high-tin bronzes." Although this type of bronze is difficult to manipulate due to its hardness, it was favored because of its likeness to silver. The design on this bowl, with its bold central six-pointed star and pseudo-vegetal elements all around, is especially successful and refined.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 2000.57
Credit Line: Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.2000.57
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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