Fine silver and gilded silver vessels, containers and holders are being showcased at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The museum's "All That Glitters: Great Silver Vessels in Cleveland's Collection" exhibition is a lavish display of 61 works dating from 1,000 B.C. to the early 20th century.The show includes silver-working tools, diagrams and X-rays that demonstrate how several of the objects were made.
The museum is noted for the quality of its silver holdings. Among its masterworks are ancient silver pieces from the Sasanian empire, including a unique rhyta, or drinking horn, in the shape of a plump kneeling steed.
Another piece of unusual interest is a medieval tabletop fountain.
The exhibition continues through Jan. 8.