Our model probably comes from the North-West of Persia, eastern Iran, Azerbaijan.
The decorations present are similar to what can be found on Persian rugs, but also on rugs from the Caucasus so close.
This Aftafa ewer or jug is mainly used for ablution, washing the face and hands, during religious ceremonies.
"The feast of the initiates, standing ready to serve, beauties everywhere hold the ewer in their hands; the faiths of love wash their hands with all their soul; while the beauties pour the water, the ewer by hand "
Reading and translation, AS Melikian-Chirvani, 1973 p 119.
from the 19th century and in good condition.
Dimensions: Height: 35.5 cm - Diameter: 16 cm - Width: 23 cm - weight: 1920 grs
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