A Sassanian or early Islamic silver ewer with vertical fluting, Persia, 7th-8th century
of bulbous form with grooves, standing on a tall waisted foot, the tapering neck leading to an open flat spout, the scrolling handle attached to the neck and body by terminals in the shape of animal heads, the foot and shoulder with a globular ring between two bands of silver gilt
In overall good condition, some areas of oxidation consistent with age, as viewed.
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