Sapi. <em>Fragment of a Saltcellar</em>, 16th century. Ivory, 6 3/8in. (16.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 52.169. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.169_SL1.jpg)

Fragment of a Saltcellar


Medium: Ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:16th century

Dimensions: 6 3/8in. (16.2cm) Other (Diameter of bottom): 6 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (16.2 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm)



Accession Number: 52.169

Image: 52.169_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Base of a "salt cellar" of chalice type. The cup stands on a convex circular base decorated with curved lines of "beaded" ivory. The stem is decorated with rows of this beading technique and has a large circular flange in the middle also decorated with "beading" and some figures in relief. The cup is decorated with bands and curving lines of "beading" as well as animals anad human figures in relief around the lower half, (4 humans, 4 animals). CONDITION: parts of the upper cup are missing, the figures in relief are badly damaged and missing. Parts of the circular base are badly damaged.

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