Elegant high-spouted brass ewer of characteristic
form with cylindrical vertically-ribbed body
supported on a spreading waisted foot; the
flattened shoulder joined to the narrow
cylindrical neck by a sunburst motif; simple
square-section arched handle.
The ewer has been richly decorated with
engraved rosettes, arabesques in shaped
cartouches and calligraphic bands on the surface
of the body, whereas the ones on the shoulder
have been inlaid in copper.
Two sejant lions in repoussé on either side of the
neck, with further repoussé work on the faceted
Khurasan, late 12th century.