Silk Road Collection
Central Asia

The Water Pot with a Handle

  • Central Asia
  • Afghanistan or Pakistan
  • The 2nd century BC
  • The Indo-Greek Kingdom
  • bronze
  • 34.0cm in height 27.0cm in width

It was made in the period when Greek and Roman metal craftsmanship was still popular in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Above the handle is painted a god (or Silenus) lying and holding a rhyton and a cup used for sacrifice, and at the bottom is the bust of a goddess hidden under the acanthus.