A GOOD REPOUSSE BRONZE SURAHI, INDIA, 17th ~ 18TH CENTURY..
A very elegant flask made with the repousse technique where the vessel is raised from sheet metal and decorated with punches to give high relief. A craft of considerable skill. Zebrowski illustrates several surahi with diagonal ridging which he describes as “a profoundly Indian kind of surface articulation for metal objects.” “where swirled surfaces attain a rare elegance.”
11.5/8 inches (30.2 cm) high. Fine original condition and now with a good patina.
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