Made in Eastern Mediterranean, exacavated at Umm al-Walid, Jordan
Copper alloy ( 98.2% Cu, 0.74% Pb ), four parts joined together
H: 16 7/16 in. (41.8 cm); diam of neck: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Madaba Archaeological Museum, Jordan (M. 4862)
Not on view
This jug was found in the bath (hammam) of the palace. Bath houses in Umayyad palaces were private versions of the elaborate baths of the Roman and Byzantine world. Metal jugs reflected the wealth of the owner.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.