string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1987.139" Disk - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    7th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Silver and gilt; hammered, chased, gilded
  • Dimension

    H x W: 37 x 42.7 cm (14 9/16 x 16 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    The surface is entirely covered with an extended inhabited vine. At the bottom, a segment of a circle is filled with a scale pattern representing water, and populated with fish and birds; above is a stylized mountain formed by concentric lobes. From the central lobe rises a pair of vine stems which intertwine at three places before branching to right and left; the vine stems are flanked by rampant bears. The vines are heavily inhabited by birds in a variety of poses. In the lower right and left are jackals. Traces of gilding are preserved on the background and around the figures, indicating that the raised decoration was originally gilded.
    Around the circumference on the surface are twelve perforations, each ca. 0.4 cm. in diameter, at approximately equal intervals, indicating that the objects was originally attached to another object or material.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
    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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