water containers (food processing & storage); ewer

Ewer, local name Oftaba, globular body on a circular spreading base with a tall neck and domed stopper with a finial; long spout, with a flared end; ornate handle with flared ‘strap’ ends. Chased brass and niello work, engraved with vegetal and geometric motifs and a sinuous band around the body. There are turquoise hemispherical insets on the finial, two bands around the stopper and around the neck, and around the opening of the spout. Bought from the maker, Musimov, who has a workshop in the CDC (Craft Development Centre) -Aid for Artisans in Bokhara.

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