Exhibitions/ Art Object

Jug with Loop Handle

Date:
first half 8th century
Geography:
Made in Eastern Mediterranean, excavated at the Amman Citadel, Jordan
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); diam. of body: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Spanish Archaeological Mission, Amman
Not on view
This jug is related to a large group of copper-alloy vessels similar in form and manufacturing technique. Examples have been found throughout the Mediterranean, suggesting that they were made in many workshops over a relatively long period (sixth to eighth century).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.