High-footed bowl with interior medallion

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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Silver and niello
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 10.2 x 18 x 18 cm (4 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • 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)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

  • On View

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