|AVAR BRONZE BEAKER
Of two globular sections joined by a tapering cylindrical waist. Beneath the lip are incised recumbent animals.
Balkan Peninsula, ca. 700 AD
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.)
Ex Hr. B. collection, Switzerland, acquired between 1960 and 1980.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 191.
Cf. a group of gold and silver vesssels known as the Avar Treasure, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, 1917.