Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 500-700
Silver gilt
H x W x D: 4.7 x 21 x 21 cm (1 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Metalwork, Vessel


chasing, gilding, grape, ibex, Iran, peacock, peahen, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • 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. 17, pp. 128-130.
  • "German." Weihrauch und Seide: alte Kulturen an der Seidenstrasse: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 21. Jänner bis 14. April 1996. Vienna, 1996. cat. 86, p. 238.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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