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Bottle with depictions of dance and music
Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira early to mid-11th century / AD early to mid-17th century
Stonepaste; moulded, monochrome-glazed
Overall: 23.5 x 16.7 x 9.8 cm
This moulded bottle belongs to a group of like examples produced during the seventeenth century in Isfahan, Iran. One side of the bottle depicts a woman playing a tambourine; the other a seated prince watching a woman dance. These scenes of courtly leisure are common to a wide variety of Safavid (1501–1722) arts, including textiles, doors, tilework, and life-size wall paintings in palaces.
"Bottle with depictions of dance and music" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;19;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 19