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Medium:
Silver and niello
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10.2 x 18 x 18 cm (4 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
500-600
Period:
Sasanian period
Description:
Hemispherical bowl on high ring foot. Flattened rim; exterior fluted vertically. Plain band ca. 1 cm. wide on outer rim above fluting. Foot plain, with double band near rim.
Interior, central medallion formed by overlapping arches with interior hatching, in niello inlay. Medallion encircles a peahen, in profile facing right, in niello inlay. Weight: 497.1 grams.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
Le Perses Sassanides ou les Fastes d'un empire oublie (The Persian Sasanians, Luxury Goods from a Forgotten Empire)" (September 15, 2006 to May 20, 2007)
Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires (May 9, 1993 to January 28, 2007)
Nomads and Nobility: Art from the Ancient Near East (September 28, 1987 to November 1, 1992)
The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire (Winter 1978)
Topic:
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
peahen  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.106
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
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/ye37c5be2a1-e2b4-4970-b44d-dcce53a0abf4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.106