23 April 2002
AN UMAYYAD BRONZE WATER SPOUT
Spain, circa 10th century
The tubular form extending into a highly stylised lion head with lozenge on its forehead producing from its mouth a further more pronounced elongated animal head with raised ridge eyebrows, the spout emerging as a tube between its lips, a lozenge and drop-motif engraved on its forehead with simple geometric motifs, dark patination
8 1/8in. (20.5cm.) long
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