Mongolian Ewer

Size:

10cm high

484 grams

Region:

Mongolia

Type:

Ewer (container for water)

Age/Period:

19th century or older

Material:

Silver, Coconut, Turquoise, Coral

Condition:

very good

Description:

An ewer with a silver lid and a silvercup

The corpus is made from a coconut.

The elegant, filigree-like silver lace-work at the top of the body of the ewer here falls curtain-like over the coconut with the wood visible through the open-work.

The lace-work features numerous kirtimukha faces.

The handle and the spout are adorned with alternating coral and turquoise cabochons

This remarkable ewer is stilistically  related to a ceremonial urn in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, attributed to circa 16th century Eastern Tibet or
Mongolia

The sides of the cup and the top of the lid are richly adorned


 

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