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Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
  • Place Made: India
  • DATES early 17th century
    DYNASTY Mughal
    PERIOD Mughal
    DIMENSIONS 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (29.5 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Water-sprinkler executed in two interlocking sections forms by a globular body on a splayed foot with eight openwork floral panels and a log tapering neck with an openwork compressed globular collar at the base and the nozzle in the form of a floral bug. The body is decorated in repousse with reserved and engraved alternating palmettes and floral bouquets set against a punched-work ground. The neck is similarly decorated at the base with engraved palmette designs.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Silver-Gilt Rosewater Sprinkler, early 17th century. Silver, 11 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (29.5 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 2001.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.5_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2001.5_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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