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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 225-650
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 20.3 x 10.2 cm (8 x 4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    A small bronze vessel with constricted, fluted neck and slightly flaring, flat rim. Rounded body exhibits a large, but subtle, diamond-facetted pattern.
  • Provenance

    From prior to 1973 to 2003
    Cynthia Helms, Washington, DC, acquired prior to 1973 [1]
    From 2003
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Cynthia Helms in 2003
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1, Ann C. Gunter, September 22, 2003, in the object record.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art 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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Cynthia Helms
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Cynthia Helms
  • Type

  • On View

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