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Oval bowl with running tigresses on each side

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Silver, niello inlay
Dimensions:
3.86 x 6.42 in. (9.8 x 16.31 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
By 1967, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; 1970-71, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel, New York (L.1970.73.3); from 1983, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.1983.119.37); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Mediaeval Arts of Luxury from Iran.” The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, August 1967–September 1967.

“Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

“Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974–1977.

“Von Troja bis Amarna,” Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Archäologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany, 1978–1979.

“Wine: Celebration and Ceremony.” Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, June 4–October 13, 1985.

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

“Splendeur des Sassanides: L’Empire Perse Entre Rome et la Chine (224-642).” Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, February 12, 1993–April 25, 1993.

“Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 5, 2002–December 31, 2010.

Grabar, Oleg. 1967. "An Introduction to the Art of Sasanian Silver." In Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Medieval Arts of Luxury From Iran, exh. cat. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, p. 41ff, 115, no. 28.

Harper, Prudence O. 1971. "Origin and Influence Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient near East, and the Classical World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 29 (7), pp. 324-325.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1974. "Middle Persian Inscriptions on Sasanian Silverware." Metropolitan Museum Journal 9, no. 7, p. 113.

Muscarella, Oscar W., ed. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 167.

Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 189.

Johnson, Hugh. et al. 1985. Wine: Celebration and Ceremony, exh. cat. New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, p. 48.

Harper, Prudence O. 1988. "Boat-shaped bowls of the Sasanian period." Iranica Antiqua 23, pp. 341-342, pl. II b-c.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Elliptical Bowl with a Running Tigress on Each Side." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 18.

Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. 1993. Splendeur des Sassanides: L'empire perse entre Rome et la Chine [224-642], exh. cat. Bruxelles: Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, no. 78, p. 228.
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