Ewer with Lamp-Shaped Spout

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

The shape and decoration of this ewer and 54.64 are very similar. On this piece, the handle is preserved, and its leonine form is echoed in the lion mask on the lid. This object represents an early phase of the inlay technique, when areas of intricate inlay were balanced by broad zones of brass. Like other metalwork objects from the period, this ewer bears Arabic inscriptions of good wishes to the owner.

Ewer with Lamp-Shaped Spout, Brass; cast, chased, engraved, inlaid with silver and black compound

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