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Phiale with inscription

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At A Glance

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  • Period

    499-400 BCE
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Silver
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.8 x 29.5 cm (1 7/8 x 11 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1974.30
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1974.30

Object Details

  • 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)
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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