Cast bronze allow bucket inlaid with silver and copper

Cast bronze allow bucket inlaid with silver and copper

Caster Muhammad ibn abd al-Wahid

Inlayer Masud ibn Ahmad al-Naqqash

Date 1163 CE

Movement Islamic

Medium Cast bronze allow bucket, inlaid with silver and copper

Provenance Herat, Afghanistan

Housed at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg


Bronze castings were another medium used to depict secular stories. The practice of depicting human figures seemingly contradicts Islamic commandments against doing so; however, the Seljuks used it as a practical way of helping the viewer to understand scripture