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oct 23, 845 - The Bobrinski Bucket (1163), Herat

Description:

Bronze, silver and copper, cast and inlaid
- most famous piece of art from this time period
- inlaid metal work of different colours; revolutionary
- Rise of decorative use of calligraphy; well wishes to the owner, not religious writing; anthropomorphic script
- Example of Turkic and Iranian visual culture mixing with Islamic religion
- Proof of existence of affluent middle class
- mass produced

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Date:

oct 23, 845
Now
~ 1173 years ago

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