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Vine scrolls and trees inhabited by birds and animals decorate this luxury object, which was probably made in Iran during the Sasanian period (ca. 224651). Such motifs are shared by European, Chinese, and Central Asian art of the first millennium. The complex but orderly and balanced arrangement of the ornament is characteristic of Sasanian art.
- Published References
- Art Gallery of New South Wales. Silk Road Saga: The Sarcophagus of Yu Hong. p. 17.
- Ann C. Gunter, Paul Jett. Ancient Iranian Metalwork in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington and Mainz, Germany, 1992. cat. 39, p. 47.
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 24, p. 54.
- Prudence Oliver Harper. The Royal Hunter: The Art of the Sasanian Empire. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 19, p. 62.
- Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium Vessels: Papers of the Symposium held May 16-18, 1986 at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore and Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. Washington. pp. 147-53.
- Michael Vickers. Metrological Reflections: Attic, Hellenistic, Parthian and Sasanian Gold and Silver Plate. vol. 24, no. 2 Paris. pp. 163-85.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
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