A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.