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  • Metalwork has been used for millennia. It may be utilized for ornamental, domestic or practical purposes.

Rhyton with goat protome 150 B.C. (silver/mercury)

  • In ancient times primarily copper and bronze were used. The royalty and very rich used gold and silver.

  • Most common modern items are tea sets, bowls, trays, vases, and jewelry.

Brass tea set

Copper Vase

Astorlabe - Reza Abbasi Museum in Tehran
Astorlabe, Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran

Other ornamental metalwork