Art of the Near East is represented in the museum by an excellent
collection covering the 7th to19th centuries which includes several
For instance, a small group of metal artifacts from the time of the
Abbasid caliphate in Iran includes some unique bronze vessels,
including an aquamanile in the form of an eagle, regarded as the earliest
precisely dated bronze object from the Islamic period.
If you enjoyed this collection, you might want to also visit the other collections at the State Hermitage Museum.
The Golden Rooms
Aquamanile in the Form of an Eagle