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Ewer with Repousse Decoration and Kufic Inscription


Middle Byzantine
10th century - 11th century
23.5 cm x 14.9 cm (9 1/4 in. x 5 7/8 in.)
bronze
BZ.1939.11

On view


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Bibliography
The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University, Handbook of the Collection, (Washington, D.C., 1946), 45, no. 90.

The Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University, (Washington, D.C., 1955), 46, no. 111.

M. C. Ross, Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, vol. 1, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, Glyptics, Painting, (Washington, D.C., 1962), 48-49, no. 52, pl. XXXVI.

Handbook of the Byzantine Collection, (Washington, D.C., 1967), 39, no. 142.

A. Cutler, "A Christian Ewer with Islamic Imagery and the Question of Arab Gastarbeiter in Byzantium," in Iconographica: Mélanges Offerts à Piotr Skubiszewski par ses Amis, Ses Collègues, Ses Élèves, ed. P. Skubiszewski, R. Favreau and M.-H. Debiès (Poitiers, 1999), 63-69, pl. IX.


Acquisition History
Said to have been found at Eleusis, Greece.

Purchased from Brummer Gallery, 1939.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C., November 1940.