Sprinkler

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Object Name: 
Sprinkler
Accession Number: 
56.1.96
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.8 cm; W (body): 11.7 cm, D (body): 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1200-1299
Credit Line: 
Anonymous Donor
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with yellowish tinge, bubbly, slight iridescent film on surface; blown, gilt and enameled. Narrow long neck swells out before constricting where it joins flattened oval body; shoulder area below constriction decorated with delicate red enamel and gilt fill ornament; just above shoulder transition is dedication to a Mameluke with the title "Mihtar" and the name Sabi-al-Rukni, the phrase written twice (each slightly different) and separated by a heart-shape shield on each side; below, the body decorated with two registers containing laudatory inscriptions, the upper one repeats "The Sultan", the lower contains a full laudatory inscription, a central register separates these and consists of hares hunted by hounds, chase interrupted four times (center of each side) by a small arabesque motif, the name Sabi-al-Rukni appears in cursive letters on kicked base; pontil mark.
Provenance: 
Paravicini, Zeitun, Former Collection
Anonymous Source
1956-02-23
Category: 
Islam and the Medieval West
Venue(s)
University Art Museum, Binghamton 1975 through 1975
Islam and the Medieval West (1975) illustrated, no. G20; BIB# 18974