vase

vase

18th century - 19th century
Country
China
vase
Gift of Bj Averitt
1987.248
. vase. 18th century - 19th century. Gift of Bj Averitt. 1987.248.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 6 1/4 in, 15.875 cm; diameter: 3 1/8 in, 7.9375 cm
Inscription
2 Medallions w/Arabic inscriptions
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian

Vase
late 1700s, Qing Dynasty
China
Cloisonne enamel on copper
Gift of H. Medill Sarkisian and Justine Sarkisian Rodriguez
1988.336

Possibly used as a ritual vessel, this ornate vase combines traditional Chinese shapes with Islamic-style decoration. The vessel is decorated with multicolor enamel floral motifs and quotes from the Quran in red Sini calligraphy, a style used in China for Arabic script. They were likely made for Chinese Muslims who also observed traditional Chinese customs.