Ewer with Inscriptions and Hunting Scenes

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

This is a remarkably elaborate and fine example of a little-known type of ewer. Of special note are the pomegranate finial on the handle and the scenes on the body, which include a man and a saluki hunting dog chasing a hare, and a man fighting a lion, both set against a background of circular, spiraling floral scrolls. The Arabic inscriptions on the neck and shoulder read: "With auspiciousness, blessing, prosperity and joy," and "With auspiciousness, blessing, joy, happiness, and peace."

#6683. Ewer with Inscriptions and Hunting Scenes

Ewer with Inscriptions and Hunting Scenes, Bronze; cast, engraved

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