Ca. 400–600 AD. Sasanian. Beautiful Sasanian bronze vessel with globular body and ribbed neck. The body is round and smooth; neck is long and decorated forming a flat rim. The vessel is made of a bronze alloy also known as speculum which has a high tin content resulting in less oxidation and beautiful smooth surface. The vessel was probably used to hold wine. Very fine condition and patina.
Size: L:127mm / W:93mm ; 262g
Provenance: Property of an Oxfordshire art professional; previously in an old British collection, formed in the 1990s on the UK / International art markets.