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late Sasanian–early Islamic
ca. 6th–8th century A.D.
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Sasanian or Islamic
Shell (Mother-of-pearl)
0.12 x 0.75 x 0.87 in. (0.3 x 1.91 x 2.21 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
Not on view
1932–33, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1933, ceded in the division of finds.
Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 186-187, fig. 70f.
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