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Ewer with a cock-shaped spout
New York, United States of America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hegira late 1st–early 3rd century / AD 8th–early 9th century
Bronze; cast and pierced
A ewer almost identical to this one was unearthed near the site where the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan II, was assassinated at Abu Sir in Egypt. This example’s pierced decorations follow Byzantine prototypes, and its spout, in the shape of a three‑dimensional crowing cock with ruffled wings, is rendered with great realism. Ewers of this type may have been produced in Syria for Umayyad and early Abbasid caliphs.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1941
"Ewer with a cock-shaped spout" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus23;22;en
MWNF Working Number: US3 22