Circa: mid 19th century
SIZE: 14″ / 35.5 cm / tall, 4″ / 10 cm / diameter
CENTRAL ASIA BOKHARA Copper EWER. Many Turkmen tribes were metal art masters. Most handmade arts were marketed in the city of BOKHARA as it was a major stop on the Silk Road. Such small ewers were used daily by people. They could even heat water in them during cold winter days. It has ribbed body with arabesque ornamented beak and neck with a ring separating body from the neck. Open mouth dragon/snake like handle and helmet shape lid is intact. Rumi and trefoil motifs decorating the lower body.