On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

This cauldron was made from a copper alloy sourced in the Caucasus Mountains, a region that has been mined for its metals for hundreds of years. While its basic shape is derived from traditional forms, the cauldron is unusual for its large size, the arabesques on its rim, and the lions that attach four rings to its body.

Cauldron, Copper alloy; worked and incised

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