The Bobrinski Bucket
Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD

Bobrinski Bucket, 1163, Herat
Bronze Vessel 1163. Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
Dated, tells us where it was made and about the commission; probably used to be taken to the bath house as Islam is theologically against gold and silver vessels; inscriptions alternating with figural scenes (which speak to you in the first person); on the rim - dedicatory inscription in Persian. Bronze, inlaid with silver and copper, incision on the silver inlay to make faces, etc.
Source: StudyBlue
See also The Bobrinski Bucket, Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD 2nd & 3rd images
and The Bobrinski Bucket, Ghūrid Afghanistān, 1163 AD 4th image

See also:
Silver Bowl with enthroned ruler, from Iran or Afghanistan, 11th century, Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Panel with cavalry combat, Ghaznavid, c.1100. David Collection, Copenhagen.

Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers