Seljuk Bronze Rose Water Sprinkler - LK.058, Origin: Central Asia, Circa: 1100 AD to 1200 AD, Dimensions: 3.9" (9.9cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide, Collection: Near Eastern, Style: Seljuk, Medium: Bronze. This bottle is a perfume flask, probably used to contain rose water. It has a globular body, a splayed cylindrical foot, an almost flat shoulder, a narrow neck and a tall straight mouth. Around the mouth are six-bosses. These knobs, which are moulded on the upper cylindrical rim, are reminiscent of Sassanian-style silver ware. A vegetal scroll is incised on the foot of the bottle. The body consists of six rectangular cartouches depicting birds between six medallions depicting foliage motifs.
Ancient Near East