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Medium:
Silver and gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.3 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm (1/2 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
6th-7th century
Period:
Sasanian period
Description:
This hollow circular lid preserves one of the original rivets or pins for the four perforations spaced evenly around the lid circumference at slightly varying distances from the edge. The inner surface is plain, with much green corrosion. The exterior surface of this hollow roundel, including the sides, is entirely gilded; on the upper surface is carved decoration in low relief. A central medallion with rope-like border encircles a duck facing right. Above and below the medallion extend vines inhabited by birds; to the sides are two animals, a hunting dog and a jackal, eating bunches of grapes.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
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:
duck  Search this
dog  Search this
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.107
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/ye395615037-e754-48cb-af5a-6920985f5f62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.107