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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet
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Islamic Textiles and Carpets from the Met's Collection
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Mosque Lamp for the Mausoleum of Amir Aydakin al-'Ala'i al-Bunduqdar
Sprinkler Bottle with Fesse Emblem
Fragment of a Bowl
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 450
The size and delicate decoration of this bottle are remarkable; few such large or painterly examples of enameled glass are known. The polychrome phoenix on the neck soars above the central scene of mounted warriors wielding maces, swords, and bows. The warriors might well be participants in a horsemanship exercise, outfitted as combatants from the rival Ilkhanid and Mamluk states.
M. Champion, Austrian Vice-Consul, Cairo (until 1825; to Habsburg Emperor); Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna(1825–1938; to Brummer); [ Brummer Gallery, New York, 1938–41; sold to MMA]
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