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