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MTW 1549
MTW 1549

Ewer

MTW 1549

Iran, Khurasan

late 12th or early 13th century AD

MTW 1549

Ewer

MTW 1549

Iran, Khurasan

late 12th or early 13th century AD

quaternary copper alloy, beaten, engraved and inlaid with silver; handle cast

36 x 16.5cm

The ewer is principally decorated with inscriptions, all benedictory – on the fluted body, the shoulders and the neck – and with cartouches with a crescent moon. The neck bears two sitting lions with their right forepaws raised, worked in repoussé, and on the spout is a lion couchant.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.106, p.98.