string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1987.109" Plate - National Museum of Asian Art
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On View
  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Silver and gold
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.2 x 20.7 cm (1 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Plate with low ring foot. Exterior plain. Weight: 441.4 gm.
    Interior, engraved and spot-gilded design of royal figure on horseback, moving to right, hunting with bow and arrow two ibexes; one ibex to right of horse, the other below horse. Stylized landscape element below horse.
    The hunter's headdress consists of a mural crown with front crescent, topped by a globe, an arrangement that does not correspond to any crowns depicted on Sasanian coins. A similar headdress, but lacking the front crescent, is shown on the coins of several kings of the late Sasanian period: Peroz (459-484), Kavad (488-531), Khosro I (531-579), Hormizd (279-590), Bahram VI (590-591), Khosro II (591-628), and Kavad II (628).
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Art in Iran and Europe in the 17th Century: Exchange and Reception (September 28, 2013 to January 12, 2014)
    Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
    The Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings (October 23, 2010 to April 17, 2011)
    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)
  • 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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