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Lobed bowl with a royal inscription

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 465–424 B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 1 13/16" (4.6 cm) Diameter: 11 1/2" (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.100.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
By early 1930s, known on the art market; 1940, purchased by Joseph Brummer from Arthur Upham Pope; acquired by the Museum in 1947, purchased from the estate of Joseph Brummer, New York.

"Six Thousand Years of Persian Art," American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York, April 24–July 1, 1940.

“Art of the Ancient Near East.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 4, 1949–September 5, 1949.

Herzfeld, Ernst. 1934. "Eine Silberschüssel Artaxerxes I," Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran VII, pp. 1-8.

Ackerman, Ph. 1940. Guide to the exhibition of Persian art. New York: The Iranian Institute, p. 322, no. 37.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1949. "The Art of the Ancient Near East." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 7 (7), p. 189, ill. p. 197.

Illustrated London News. 1955. "Assyrian and Persian Gold and Silver: Masterpieces from Recent Dicoveries, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York." 16 Apr. 1955, p. 699.

Amandry, Pierre. 1956. "Vaiselle d'argent de l'époque achéménide (Collection Hélène Stathatos)," Arch. Ephem. 1953-1954, pp. 12-13, fig. 2.

Muscarella, O.W. 1980. "Excavated and Unevcavated Achaemenid Art," In Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire, Invited Lectures on the Middle East at the University of Texas at Austin, edited by Denise Schmandt-Besserat. Undena Publications, pp. 32ff., fig. 10.

Harper, P.O. et al. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, fig. 11.

Curtis, J.E. et al. 1995. "A Silver Bowl of Artaxerxes I," Iran 33, p. 149-154, pls. 26-28.
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