Acquired by the Museum in 1967, purchased from Ephron Gallery, New York.
"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.
Crawford, Vaughn E. 1968. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27 (2), Ninety-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year 1967-1968 (Oct., 1968), p. 76.
Harper, Prudence O. 2002. "A Gilded Silver Vessel: Iran and Byzantium in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries AD." In Of Pots and Plans: Papers on the Archaeology and History of Mesopotamia and Syria presented to David Oates in Honour of his 75th Birthday, edited by L. Al-Gailani Werr et al. London: Nabu Publications, pp. 117-118, figs. 4-5.
Artist:Date: ca. 7th century A.D. Accession Number: 65.28a, b Date:ca. 7th century A.D.Medium:Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronzeAccession:65.28a, bOn view in:Gallery 405