Islamic Metalware Photos

The Islamic world has long produced various metal objects of note.

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Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail (7thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Gold Buyid ewer from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian rock crystal & gold flask & Syrian gold armlet at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Bronze Incense device in shape of camel from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Gold Buyid ewer (10thC) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian rock crystal & gold flask (9th-10thC) & Syrian gold armlet (11thC) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Bronze Incense device in shape of camel (11th-12thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Copper alloy incense burner in shape of bird from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Persian brass candlestick with lions at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of Persian brass candlestick with lions at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Iraqi brass & silver canteen at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Copper alloy incense burner in shape of bird (12-13thC) from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Persian brass candlestick with lions (late 12thC) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of Persian brass candlestick with lions (late 12thC) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Iraqi brass & silver canteen (mid 13thC) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Muslim brass-silver serving platter from Iraq at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved brass basin from Syria or Egypt at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved brass basin from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved bettelnut bowl from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Muslim brass-silver serving platter (early 13thC) from Iraq at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved brass basin (1st half 14thC) from Syria or Egypt at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved brass basin (17thC-18thC) from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Muslim engraved bettelnut bowl (19thC) from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Bronze, silver & enamel Persian shield at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Muslim engraved brass mosque lamp from Syria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Iron mythical harpy statue from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Two gold & diamond knives from Saudi Arabia at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Bronze, silver & enamel Persian shield (c1760) at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Muslim engraved brass mosque lamp (18thC-19thC) from Syria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Iron mythical harpy statue (19thC) from Iran at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Two gold & diamond knives (20thC) from Saudi Arabia at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Brass dish inlaid with copper & silver from Cairo, Egypt at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Muslim metal finial in shape of hand with calligraphy from Karachi, Pakistan at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Brass dish inlaid with copper & silver (late 19thC) from Cairo, Egypt at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV.Muslim metal finial in shape of hand with calligraphy (early 20thC) from Karachi, Pakistan at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates (mid 18thC) from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Silver & glass pectoral ornament from Teke, Turkoman at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.


Silver & glass pectoral ornament (late 19thC) from Teke, Turkoman at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.



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