Collections: Arts of the Islamic World: Bottle Depicting a Hunting Scene

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    Bottle Depicting a Hunting Scene

    • Medium: Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue and black on an opaque white glaze
    • Geographical Locations:
    • Dates: first half 17th century
    • Dynasty: Safavid
    • Period: Safavid
    • Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (28.5 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 34.6024
    • Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Collection
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Bottle Depicting a Hunting Scene, first half 17th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue and black on an opaque white glaze, 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (28.5 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 34.6024. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: side, side 2, 34.6024_side2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Flask, flattened body, with a tall neck cut down. The surface of the flask is molded; it is painted under a discolored transparent glaze in cobalt blue with black outlines. The rough base is unglazed. The decoration is reserved on a blue ground and outlined in black. On one side stands a man with an animal round his shoulders; to the left, a woman kneels before him, offering him a cup. The man wears a European costume - a doublet with a ruff and a hat. The woman is more simply dressed in Persian style. Between the figure is a tray of fruit and a glass (?) flask. In the background are flowers and shrubs of different kinds, birds and cloud-scrolls. The other side is decorated with a hunting scene. A man in European costume fires at a hare (?) with his gun; on the right is a wounded crane. From his waist hangs a powder horn in the form of a bird's head and a bag. The background consists of flowers, leaves, and cloud-scrolls.
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