The Bobrinski Bucket
Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD

A larger image of this view of the Bobrinski Bucket, Herat, Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD

Bobrinski Bucket, 1163, Herat
Bronze Vessel 1163. Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
Dated, tells us where it was made and about the commission; probably used to be taken to the bath house as Islam is theologically against gold and silver vessels; inscriptions alternating with figural scenes (which speak to you in the first person); on the rim - dedicatory inscription in Persian. Bronze, inlaid with silver and copper, incision on the silver inlay to make faces, etc.
Source: StudyBlue
See also The Bobrinski Bucket, Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD 2nd & 3rd images
and The Bobrinski Bucket, Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD 4th image

See also:
Silver Bowl with enthroned ruler, from Iran or Afghanistan, 11th century, Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Panel with cavalry combat, Ghaznavid, c.1100. David Collection, Copenhagen.

Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

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