Vaso Vescovali

Vaso Vescovali Zodiac Islamic art mediaeval Islamic astrology Iran artifact British Museum high tin bronze silver vessel lidded bowl personification of the planets Zodiac houses Indian iconography influence
Vaso Vescovali Zodiac Islamic art mediaeval Islamic astrology Iran artifact British Museum high tin bronze silver vessel lidded bowl personification of the planets Zodiac houses Indian iconography influence

The Zodiac signs and personifications of the planets in the twelve roundels on the Vaso Vescovali, a lidded bowl from cca. 1200, Iran (probably Herat), a beautiful example of mediaeval Islamic high tin bronze vessels.

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