Aquamanile, turquoise with over-glaze design in black.

Aquamanile (Ram-shaped Ewer), 13th-14th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Although round ceramic sculpture is relatively rare in Islamic art, decorated figures in both metal and ceramic ware were popular in Iran and Turkey during Seljuk rule. The bull shape, shown here in two examples, was the most common, but camel, ram, and lion-shaped vessels have survived as well.

Aquamanile (Ram-shaped Ewer)
7 in. (17.78 cm)
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Aquamanile, turquoise with over-glaze design in black.