Date: 6th–8th century
Culture: Afghanistan or Central Asia
Dimensions: Diam. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Ex Coll.: Columbia University, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.218.6
Decorating the side of this basin is a frieze depicting two dragons attacking a boy. The youth holds a flower to his nose and clutches the horn of an antelope. The dragons are composite animals with segmented bodies and are related to similar creatures represented on post-Sasanian metalwork from the Oxus River basin of northern Afghanistan.