probably Syria / Ewer / 8th?early 9th centuryprobably Syria
8th?early 9th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Dates/Places: Probably Syria
Creator Name-CRT: probably Syria
Title: Ewer
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 833
Creation Date: 8th?early 9th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Bronze, cast, engraved, and pierced
Dimensions: H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Description: Another ewer so similar to this one that both might have been made from the same mold was found near the mausoleum of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan II, at Abu Sir in Egypt. Even though the decoration is clearly related to Sasanian motifs, ewers of this type were probably produced in Syria for the Umayyad and early cAbbasid caliphs.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 41.65
Credit Line: Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1941
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.41.65
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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