Asian Tribal Art - Ottoman Water Flask (Matara), Turkey

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Ottoman water flask
, Matara
12.25" (31 cm) high by 9" (22.8 cm) wide
16th century
The round body of this matara tapers into two spouts: on the left is a small stitched opening for pouring and on the right is a larger opening for filling the flask. There would have been a wooden stopper in this opening. Please see a similar example at Bonhams.


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