Art/ Collection/ Art Object


mid-15th century
Found/excavated Caucasus, Dagestan
Copper alloy; worked and incised
H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Ruth Blumka, in memory of Leopold Blumka, 1975
Accession Number:
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.
Ruth Blumka, New York (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
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