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Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.8 x 29.5 cm (1 7/8 x 11 5/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
499-400 BCE
Period:
Achaemenid period, Reign of Artaxerxes I
Description:
Silver phiale, hammered, chased and engraved, with repousse decoration, inscribed for Artaxerxes I (465 - 425 B.C.).
Inscriptions:
1. (Ann Gunter, 1992) An inscription in Old Persian cuneiform along the rim reads, "Artaxerxes the Great King, King of Kings, King of Countries, son of Xerxes the King, of Xerxes [who was] son of Darius the King; in whose royal house this silver saucer was made."
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
Ancient Art of the Near East (November 21, 2009 to December 1, 2011)
Beyond the Legacy--Anniversary Acquisitions of the Freer Gallery of Art (October 11, 1998 to April 11, 1999)
Ancient Near Eastern Metalware (December 18, 1984 to February 24, 1986)
Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East (April 15, 1983 to April 4, 1984)
A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
Topic:
Achaemenid period (ca. 550 - 331 BCE)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1974.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Related Online Resources:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30a597665-daef-4cbc-81f1-c79ef2f5d4ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1974.30