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MTW 1530
MTW 1530

‘Pilgrim Flask’

MTW 1530

Mughal India or the Deccan

16th century

MTW 1530

‘Pilgrim Flask’

MTW 1530

Mughal India or the Deccan

16th century

cast brass

30.5 x 30.5cm

With graceful handles recalling elephants’ trunks, the form of this flask probably derives from leather water skins. A leather vessel of this shape is depicted in an encampment scene from the copy of Safi ibn Vali’s Anis al-hujjaj in the Collection, painted circa 1677–80 [folio 15a; see MSS 1025].

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.356, pp.300–01.