Certainly comes from Madinat al-Zahira. We accordingly to some of the rare examples that still hidden city of Al-Mansur bequeathed to future. This is in the National Archaeological Museum
Object Name: Pile (the bucket) the Al-Mansur.
Description of item.
The pile of Medina al-Zahira is an example of iconography, with unique front, of the three consevan, in this respect. On some eagles with wings explayadas rely on their upper ends lions facing two separate. The claws of birds and deer caught in the set are two faced taps. Encuntran similar iconography in other two batteries ( 1 and 2 ) attributed to this time and place. The right side only conserved epigraphic band, under which framing mode runs another with ducks and fish (reference to the abundance) lion and other raiding by a deer rump, with scrolls and birds background, plus a remainder of the frame side. The opposite side shows three trefoil arches framed by respective alfices decorated with scrolls in the spandrels. In the arches is a clear distinction of segments bicolor, suggesting the central arch and a pointing. The four shafts are arranged symmetrically: of them ends with decorative zigzag, possibly alluding to water, while both have central issue “cord of eternity”. The shafts support capitals on which rest on corbels aliceres that top lobed. Interiors are emptied, as if there had been any inscription or never added or lost.
Registration in what has been restored says: “… Almanzor Abi Amir Muhammad ben Abi Amir y prospérele Dios (Namely) than they do to the Alcazar sent al-Zahira and was completed with the help of God and good support under the direction of the great Fatah amiri in year seven, seventy-three hundred” (987-988 d. C.)Added by The Innkeeper.
Source : National Archaeological Museum. General Guide. Second Edition. Madrid 1996.