Elegant pear-shaped fluted body with curving
cut-away spout, of a vaguely zoomorphic
(bovine?) appearance, on a large splayed foot.
Arching strap handle with thumb-rest at the top
and herring-bone incisions
Two bands with inscriptions divide the body into
three separate sections decorated by three series
of petal-shaped elongated depressions in rows.
Ewers with pear-shaped bodies, as this one,
continued reproducing the general form of metal
ewers made by Iranian metalworkers under the
Sasanian dynasty (ca. 224-631AD. ) and continue
to be fabricated in Iran in the centuries following
the Islamic conquest in the 7th century.