Zoroastrian Antiques, A Very Elaborate & Important (Parsi) Cast & Engraved Copper-Gilt Flattened Ewer With Half Moon (Crescent Shaped) Top Probably Used To Carry The Sacred Liquor (Haoma) Before The Sacred Fire At The Yasana (Yasna) Ritual, Probably Bombay Or Zand Dynisty In Shiraz, India Or Iran, Circa 1800.
A Zoroastrian Tapestry, Art, Religion and Culture, edited by Pheroza J. Godrej and Firoza Punthakey Mistree, p.696 lots 59 &60, (Please See The Following Notes):-
An Illustration from the shiraz school manuscript painting of the shahnama (1495 CE.) depicting the seven physical creations sacred to the Zoroastrians and the incorporation of legendary kings, mythical birds and creatures, animals, angles and the devs that afflict the world and the divine beings, pages 248-249.
For items Used at the Zoroastrian Yasana Rituals including the half moon shaped items please see page 165.
Condition: Very good, A minor invisible very small (hair thin) crack in the base, minor wear and tear, loss of mercury gilding around the item’s neck due to carrying the item process.
20.5 cm of height.
13.5 cm the width between the spout and the crescent shaped top.
13 cm width of body.