Spouted vessel with lion protome

Historical period(s)
Parthian period, 1st century BCE-1st century CE
Medium
Silver and gilt
Dimensions
H x W x D: 25.8 x 26.9 x 17.5 cm (10 3/16 x 10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.130
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Spouted vessel

Keywords
chasing, gilding, hammering, Iran, lion, Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Massoume Price. Ancient Iran. Culture of Iran Youth Series, 1st Edition. .
  • 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. 10, pp. 33, 95-7.
  • Ann C. Gunter. The Art of Eating and Drinking in Ancient Iran. vol. 1, no. 2 New York. p. 40, fig. 23.
  • Ann C. Gunter. Ancient Iranian Drinking Vessles. vol. 18, no. 9 Hong Kong, September 1987. p. 42, fig. 7.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 18, p. 45.
  • Michael Vickers. Metrological Reflections: Attic, Hellenistic, Parthian and Sasanian Gold and Silver Plate. vol. 24, no. 2 Paris. p. 180.
  • Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings. Exh. cat. Cambridge, Massachusetts. p. 318, fig. 7.9.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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