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ANCIENT NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST
EWER IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG
ANCIENT PERSIA / LURISTAN 
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 165
Dimensions :
Length: 11 cm (4.3")

 

Aquamanile in orange terra cotta representing a dog sitting upright with its ears at attention. A handle is attached to the back of the animal and the back and body are barrel shaped. Excellent state of preservation.The animal-shaped aquamanile is a vessel whose origin lies in the East. Originally used for the ablution of priests during Mass and later used domestically either for washing hands or on a dining table between courses, as it was traditional to eat with one’s fingers.