A flask with a Persian dancer

This is a flask with a flattened body, thought to have been made in the early 17th century. Made in Isfahan, Iran out of siliceous clay paste ware, molded decoration under a coloured glaze, it has a height of 22.5 cm. One side has a dancer with a seated man, on the other side is a female tambourine player. Both are set in a garden. The detail of the dancing scene-

It is currently in the Louvre.


One comment on “A flask with a Persian dancer

  1. Tig says:

    How beautiful! The neck flange appears to be made of bronze.

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