Gilded Bronze Ewer with Mamluk Decoration

Unknown Netherlandish, Netherlandish
Unknown Syrian, Syrian


c. 1470-1500

Bronze with gilding over inlaid silver and enamel

Height: 10 13/16 in. (27.4 cm)

Overall: 10 13/16 × 4 3/16 × 6 9/16 in. (27.4 × 10.7 × 16.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund



Place Made: Belgium, Europe

Place Made: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


15th century

Object Name


Research Area

European History

Decorative Arts

On view

Exhibition History

Gold: Materiality, Morality, and Metaphor, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024.

Publication History

Theuerkauff-Liderwald, Anna-Elisabeth. Mittelalterliche Bronze-und Messinggefässe: Eimer-KannenLavabokessel. Bronzegeräte des Mittelalters 4. Deutscher Verlag für Kuntwissenschaft: Berlin, 1988, p. 243; cat. no. 288, p. 305.


Rainer Zietz Ltd., London, 1983; collection of Jan Dirven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by 1988; Christie's, "Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds including Oriental Rugs and Carpets," London, October 27, 2022, lot 24; sold to Sam Fogg Ltd., London, October 2022; sold to present collection, 2023.

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