Description The form of this vessel is related to metal ewers produced by Iranian craftsmen under the Sasanian dynasty (224–631), which preceded the spread of Islam over the Iranian plateau during the 7th century. Such vessels were used to serve water and wine in the kitchen and at the banquet table. The particularly elongated body recalls late Roman and Byzantine jugs, which were often made of glass.
- Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
Provenance F. R. Martin, Stockholm. Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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