- 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
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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.