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Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
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.
Asian; Central Asian; Ghaznavid
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High tin bronze, cast, hammered, chased, punched, and engraved
H. 7 1/6 in. (18 cm), Diam. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 2000
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