Elliptical bowl

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Silver, mercury gilding
Dimensions:
1.89 x 4.72 x 3.43 in. (4.8 x 11.99 x 18.71 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.201
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
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.