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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
  • Provenance

    Acquired by the Museum in 1970, purchased from Rabi Soleymani, Tehran.

  • References

    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

    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.

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