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Vessel from West Asia

Vessel, West Asia

Works of Art (128)

Alabastron (small jar for perfumes or unguents), 2nd–1st century B.C.; Hellenistic, Cypriot, Glass (74.51.319)
Animal flask, 7th–8th century, Syria, Yellowish, pinkish, and grayish colorless glass, free-blown and applied; tooled on the pontil (1999.145)
Animal-spouted pitcher, 9th–10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, 6D, Zir-i Zamin, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) (38.40.247)
"Antioch Chalice," first half of 6th century, Byzantine; Made in Antioch or Kaper Koraon (?), Silver, silver-gilt (50.4)
Askos in the form of a deer, ca. 1725–1600 B.C.; Middle Cypriot III; White Painted V Ware, Cypriot; Said to be from Idalion (Potamia), Terracotta (74.51.795)
Attarouthi Treasure, 500–650, Byzantine; From Attarouthi, Syria, Silver and silver with gilding (1986.3.1-15)
Base of a ewer with Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, first half of 13th century, Iran, Brass; engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (91.1.530)
Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt or Syria, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.553)
Basin, early 14th century; Ilkhanid, Iran, Brass, raised, engraved, and inlaid with silver and gold (91.1.521)
Beaker with relief-cut decoration, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century, Iran, Glass, colorless, blown, cut (1974.45)
Begging bowl, late 19th–early 20th century,Attributed to Central Asia, Silver, fire gilded with applied silver chain decoration, carnelians and turquoises, and tassels (2007.497.12)
Bottle with molded designs of animals, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th–10th century, Iraq or Syria, glass, greenish yellow, blown in two parts, impressed with tongs (08.138.2)
Bottle with sprinkler top, Seljuq period (1040–1196), second half of 12th century, Iran, Khurasan, Quaternary alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (1998.234)
Bottle, 12th century, Probably Syrian, Mold-blown and tooled glass with applied decoration (2005.318)
Bottle, 7th–early 8th century, Egypt or Syria, Bluish colorless and blue glass, free-blown and applied (x.21.210)
Bottle, late 13th century; Mamluk, Probably Syria, Greenish colorless glass, free-blown, enameled, and gilded; tooled on the pontil; red, blue, green, yellow, purple, brown, pink, white, gray blue, and black enamels; and gold (41.150)
Bottle, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Stonepaste, luster painted on opaque blue glaze, silver (30.95.158)
Bowl emulating Chinese stoneware, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th century, Iraq, probably Basra, Earthenware, painted in blue on opaque white glaze (63.159.4)
Bowl in millefiori technique, Abbasid period (750–1258), 9th century, Probably Iraq, Glass, green, opaque yellow, and opaque red mosaic, fused, slumped, ground, and polished, applied foot (2001.266)
Bowl with a figure and birds, 10th century, Attributed to Iran, Nishapur, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware) (38.40.290)
Bowl with Arabic inscription, 10th century, Attributed to Iran or present-day Uzbekistan, Nishapur or Samarqand; found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Earthenware; white slip with incised black slip decoration under transparent glaze (40.170.25)
Bowl with Arabic inscription, late 10th–11th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze (40.170.15)
Bowl with astronomical and royal figures, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Central or northern Iran, Stonepaste; polychrome in glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) (57.36.4)
Bowl with green, yellow, and brown splashed decoration, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, Well in Room 2, Lower Level, Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware) (38.40.137)
Bowl with handles terminating in lotuses, ca. 850–750 B.C.; Cypro-Geometric III, Cypriot; Said to be from Kourion, Bronze (74.51.5673)
Bowl with lion, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Attributed to Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; overglaze luster-painted on opaque white glaze (68.215.10)
Bowl with prince on horseback, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 12th–13th century, Iran, Stonepaste, applied decoration, polychrome in-glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) (51.53)
Bowl with radiating petal design, 8th–6th century B.C., Phrygian or Lydian; Anatolia, Silver (66.116)
Bowl with three fish, first half of 14th century, Iran, Fritware, monochrome glazed (59.60)
Bowl with Zodiac signs, Seljuq period, 13th century, Attributed to Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; overglaze luster-painted on opaque white glaze (27.13.9)
Bowl, 10th century, Samarqand (Uzbekistan) or Nishapur (Iran), Earthenware, red body, white engobe, underglaze-painted (65.106.2)
Bowl, 10th century, Iran (Nishapur), Earthenware, slip-painted and glazed (65.270.1)
Bowl, 10th century, Iraq, Composite body, luster-painted (1977.126)
Bowl, 15th century; Timurid, Iran or Central Asia, Earthenware, underglaze-painted (32.33)
Bowl, 7th–6th millennium B.C., Halaf period, Syria, Tell Halaf, Ceramic (1983.407)
Bowl, ca. 2500–1600 B.C.; Early or Middle Bronze Age, Cypriot, Red Polished Ware, Terracotta (74.51.1329)
Bowl, ca. 725–675 B.C.; Archaic, Cypriot; Said to be from Kourion, Gilt silver (74.51.4554)
Bowl, late 13th–early 14th century, Iran, Fritware, overglaze painted and gilded (lajvardina) (34.151)
Bowl, late 8th millennium B.C.; Neolithic period, Syria, Alabaster (calcite) (1985.356.19)
Bowl, Timurid period (1370–1507), second half of the 15th century, Iran, probably Tabriz, Stonepaste, painted in black under turquoise glaze, incised (Kubachi ware) (17.120.70)
Box with a lid, 15th century; Mamluk, Syria, Brass, engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.538)
Box with Sleeping Eros, 300s, Roman or Byzantine; Said to have been found in Tartus, Syria, Silver (47.100.33)
Cage animal flask, 7th–8th century, Syria, Applied glass (69.153)
Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone, copper gilt (17.190.239)
Casket with Warriors and Mythological Figures, 900–1100, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wood; silver lock plate (17.190.237)
Chlorite vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees, ca. 2700–2350 B.C., Gulf region or southern Iran, Chlorite (17.190.106)
Conical bowl, 2nd–1st century B.C., Hellenistic; Said to be from Syria, Cast glass (81.10.243)
Cosmetic flask (mukhula), Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century, probably Egypt, glass, opaque turquoise; blown, cold painted (10.130.2649)
Cult vessel in the form of a tower, 19th century B.C.; Old Babylonian period, Syria, Ceramic (68.155)
Cup with a frieze of gazelles, early 1st millennium B.C., Northwestern Iran, Caspian region, Gold (62.84)
Cup, 9th–10th century, Egypt, Syria, or Iraq, Yellowish colorless glass, free-blown and impressed; tooled on the pontil (1974.15)
Dish depicting a wedding procession, Seljuq period (1040–1196), first quarter of 13th century, Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; molded, luster-painted on opaque white glaze (1983.247)
Dish depicting two birds among flowering plants, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1575–90, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze (59.69.1)
Dish with "kaleidoscope" design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1580–85, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze (1991.172)
Dish with two intertwined dragons, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1640, Iran, Kirman, Stonepaste, painted in blue under transparent glaze (65.109.2)
Dish, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 136, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.2)
Dish, last quarter of 16th century; Ottoman, Iznik, Turkey, Composite body, painted and glazed (1979.412)
Dish, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under transparent glaze (14.40.727)
Dish, second half of 12th century, Syria, Composite body, carved in relief, incised, and painted under a clear glaze (1979.210)
Ewer signed by Tayyib ibn Ahmad Barmasi, 9th century, Probably Iraq, Transparent pale yellowish green glass, body blown in mold with two vertical sections; handle applied (x.21.191)
Ewer with birds and animals, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Glass, colorless; blown, folded foot, applied handle, cut (39.40.101)
Ewer with dancing females within arcades, 6th century; Sasanian style, Iran, Silver, mercury gilding (67.10a,b)
Ewer with inscription, horsemen, and vegetal decoration, Zangid period (1127–1251), dated A.H. 623 / A.D. 1226, Iraq, Mosul, brass; engraved and inlaid with silver (91.1.586)
Ewer with inscriptions and hunting scenes, 11th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, E2, Middle Level, Bronze; cast, engraved (38.40.240)
Ewer, 7th century, Iran, Bronze, cast, chased, and inlaid (47.100.90)
Ewer, 8th–early 9th century, Probably Syria, Bronze, cast, engraved, and pierced (41.65)
Ewer, Seljuq period, ca. 1180–1210, Iran, Khurasan, Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and black compound (44.15)
Faceted Bowl, 5th–7th century; Sasanian, Iran (?), Glass, blown and wheel-cut (59.34)
Field flask, 17th century; Ottoman, Turkey, Copper, gilded (1984.100)
Flask with Adoration of the Magi, 500s, Byzantine, Silver with gilded silver (1984.196)
Fluted bowl, Achaemenid, reign of Darius I or II, 522–486 B.C. or 432–405 B.C., Iran, Gold (54.3.1)
Footed bowl with eagle emblem, Mamluk period (1250–1517), mid-13th century, probably Syria, glass, colorless with yellow tinge; dip-molded, blown, applied dip-molded blown foot, stained, enameled, gilded (91.1.1538)
Footed bowl, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Iran, Bronze; inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.543)
Footed cup, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), second half of 14th century, Iran, Brass, cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound (91.1.559)
Fragment of a Bowl with a Horse and Rider, early 1200s, Byzantine; Made possibly in Antioch, Terracotta with green glaze over slip, decorated in sgraffito (1984.181)
Fragmentary plate with engraved designs, 9th century, Attributed to Syria or Iraq; found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Well in annex of W4, low level below gatch, Glass, blue; blown, applied trail, scratch-engraved (40.170.131)
Glass alabastron, late 8th–6th century B.C.; Archaic, Probably Phoenician; From Cyprus, Glass (74.51.312)
Goblet with incised designs, Abbasid period (750–1258), 8th–9th century, Probably Iraq or Syria, Glass, bluish green, blown, applied solid stem and blown foot, scratch-engraved (65.173.1)
Goblets with applied decoration, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 11th–early 12th century, Iran, Glass, colorless, blown, applied decoration (2000.279.1,.2)
Group of four vases, ca. 2300–2000 B.C.; late Early Bronze Age III, Northwest Anatolia, Electrum, silver-gilt, silver (1989.281.45a,b-.48)
Handles and rim of a cauldron, ca. 1300–1050; Late Bronze Age, Cypriot, Bronze (74.51.5685)
Hexagonal Bottle, 500–629, Byzantine; Possibly from Syria, Glass, mold-blown (1972.118.180)
Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass, cast, inlaid with silver and copper (44.131)
Inkwell with Zodiac signs, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Probably Iran, Brass; cast, inlaid with silver, copper, and black compound (59.69.2a,b)
Inlaid tray, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound(91.1.604)
Jar with lion and landscape elements, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 18th century, Iran, Stonepaste, painted under transparent glaze, brass (30.95.160a,b)
Jar with molded decoration, A.H. 681/1282–83 A.D., Iran, Fritware, monochrome glazed (56.185.3)
Jar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, Stonepaste, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (91.1.130)
Jar, mid-6th millennium B.C.; Hacilar I type, South central Anatolia, Ceramic with paint (64.286.5)
Jug with an oversized spout, mid-6th century B.C., Lydian; Excavated at Sardis, Terracotta (14.30.9)
Jug, ca. 1600–1450 B.C.; Late Cypriot I, Cypriot, Base Ring I Ware, Terracotta (74.51.1084)
Jug, ca. 750–600 B.C.; Cypro-Archaic I, Cypriot, Terracotta (74.51.532)
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel, 3100–2900 B.C.; Proto-Elamite period, Southwestern Iran, Silver (66.173)
Lentoid flask, 11th century B.C., Levantine, Bichrome Ware, Terracotta (74.51.431)
Mold-blown vessel signed by Ennion, first half of 1st century A.D.; Julio-Claudian, Roman; found on Cyprus, Glass (17.194.226)
Molded horse and rider with cheetah, Seljuq period (1040–1196), 12th century, Iran, Stonepaste, molded in sections, monochrome painted under transparent turquoise glaze (66.23)
Monochrome bowls, 1st century A.D., Roman; From Syria, Opaque cast glass (1972.118.185) (13.198.1,.2,.3)
Mortar made for Abu Bakr cAli Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass; cast, chased, engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (91.1.527a,b)
Mosque-lamp-shaped vessel with Arabic inscriptions, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 1525–40, Turkey, Iznik, Stonepaste, painted in blue under transparent glaze (59.69.3)
Open bowl, 1st century A.D., Nabataean; Jordan, Ceramic (1977.234.12)
Pen box, 13th century, Western Iran or northern Iraq (al-Jazira), Brass inlaid with gold and silver (89.2.194)
Pen box, A. H. 1156 / 1743–44 A.D., cAli Ashraf (Iranian), Papier-mâché, painted, sprinkled with mica, and lacquered (2008.246a,b)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, Signed by Haji Muhammad, Iran, Lacquer (2000.491a,b)
Physician's cupping glass or alembic, 9th–11th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Glass, greenish; blown, applied spout (40.170.132)
Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory, traces of polychromy, gilding; bone (border strips) (17.190.137a-c)
Plate with king hunting rams, late 5th–early 6th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Silver, mercury gilding, niello inlay (34.33)
Plate, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 142, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.4)
Plate, Mamluk period (1250–1517), 14th century, Syria, glass, free blown, enameled and gilded, tooled on the pontil (91.1.1533)
Pyx Depicting Women at the Tomb of Christ, 500s, Byzantine; Made in the eastern Mediterranean, Ivory (17.190.57)
Pyxis (cylindrical container), Ayyubid period (1169–1260), late 11th–early 12th century, Syria, Stonepaste, luster-painted on incised, opaque white glaze (1998.298a,b)
Pyxis depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, Ayyubid period (1169–1260), mid-13th century, Syria, Brass, hammered, chased, inlaid with silver and black compound (1971.39a,b)
Pyxis with the Triumph of Dionysos in India, mid-500s, Byzantine; Possibly made in Syria, said to have been found in Rome, Ivory (17.190.56)
Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th–early 9th century, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello (17.190.715ab)
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Gilded silver (1979.447)
Shallow bowl, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Excavated at Ubaid Cemetery, Grave 134, Eridu, Mesopotamia, Ceramic (49.133.3)
Silver Plate with David and Goliath, 629–630, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Silver (17.190.396)
Spouted jar and stand, 9th century B.C.; Iron Age II, Excavated at Hasanlu cemetery, northwestern Iran, Ceramic (60.20.15)
Storage jar (albarello), late 13th–14th century, Iran, Fritware, overglaze painted (lajvardina) (57.61.12a,b)
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Sialk III 7 type, Central Iran, Ceramic, paint (59.52)
Swan-neck bottle, Qajar period (1779–1925), 19th century, Iran, Glass, blue, dip-molded, blown, folded foot (17.190.829)
Vessel fragment with bird in profile, 7th–6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Excavated at Tell Brak, Eye Temple fill, Syria, Ceramic, paint (1988.323.7)
Vessel fragment with frieze of a bull, 3300–2900 B.C.; Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr period, Mesopotamia, Steatite, chlorite (50.218)
Vessel fragment with rosette, 7th–6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Excavated at Tell Brak, FS 1314, Syria, Ceramic, paint (1988.323.6)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a bull, 15th–13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Central Anatolia, Silver (1989.281.11)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C., Iran, Gold (54.3.3)
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag, 14th–13th century B.C.; Hittite Empire period, Central Anatolia, Silver, gold (1989.281.10)
Vessel, ca. 700, Syria, Bronze, pierced and chased, openwork design (1993.319)