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Bowl with female busts in medallions

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–4th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 23.6-24.1 H. 8.1 thickness: at rim 0.62 Weight: 1235 gm.
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.5
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1970, purchased from Rabi Soleymani, Tehran.

“Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965-1975.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

“Weihrauch und Seide: Alte Kulturen an der Seidenstraße.” Palais Harrach, Vienna, January 21, 1996–April 14, 1996.

“Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contact from Greece to Japan.” Tokyo National Museum, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan, August 5, 2003–December 23, 2003.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1970. "Outstanding recent accessions." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28 (9), p. 394.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1974. "Middle Persian Inscriptions on Sasanian Silverware." Metropolitan Museum Journal 9, p. 111, fig. 1.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1974. "The Inscription on the Metropolitan Museum Bowl with Five Females. Catalogue no. 5." In Near Eastern Numistmatics, Iconography, Epigraphy and History: Studies in Honor of George C. Miles, edited by Dickran K. Kouymijan. Beirut: American University of Beirut, p. 81.

Harper, Prudence O. 1974. "Sasanian Medallion Bowls with Human Busts." In Near Eastern Numistmatics, Iconography, Epigraphy and History: Studies in Honor of George C. Miles, edited by Dickran K. Kouymijan. Beirut: American University of Beirut, no. 5, pp. 65-67, 71-73, 76-77, 79, fig. 3

Hoving, Thomas and Olga Raggio. 1975. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975, p. 38.

Harper, Prudence O. 1978. The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire, exh. cat. New York: Asia House Gallery, fig. 83a, p. 162.

Harper, Prudence O. and Pieter Meyers. 1981. Silver Vessels of the Sasanian Period, Volume 1:Royal Imagery. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 206, pl. 5.

Gignoux, Philippe, and Rika Gyselen. 1989. "Sceaux de femmes à l'époque sassanide." In Archaeologia Iranica et Orientalis. Miscellanea in Honorem Louis Vanden Berghe, edited by L. De Meyer and E. Haerinck, Vol. II. Gent: Peeters, p. 883.

Gignoux, Philippe. 1990. "Noms d'ustensiles (argenterie et poterie) en moyen-iranien." In Documents et archives provenant de l'Asie centrale: actes du colloque franco-japonais, Kyoto, 4-8 octobre 1988. Kyoto: Ed. A. Haneda, p. 77.

Seipel, Wilfried. 1996. Weihrauch und Seide: Alte Kulturen an der Seidenstraße, exh. cat. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, p. 232, no. 79.

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. 2003. Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan, exh. cat. Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum, p. 111, no. 103.
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