This fantastic aquamanile features a zoomorphic
spout with circular horns, the tail shaped as a
balconied tower used to fill the container with
water. The body covered with geometric patterns
reminiscent of Central Asian connections.
Between the spout and the tail and slightly bent
transverse handle. The globular body, completely
disproportionate rests on a small foot-ring.
Zoomorphic vessels can be traced back to the
2nd Millennium BCE and had been continuously
produced in Central Asia, especially Iran and
whilst all comparable examples are rather small
in size, the piece here illustrated has an
imposing allure, further accentuated by the
presence of a fantastic caprid as a spout.