- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Beakers of this shape, made of gold or silver, are best attested among the finds attributed to the Marlik culture, which flourished in the southwest Caspian region of northern Iran from around 1400 to 1000 B.C.E. This example shares with the Marlik beakers a rosette pattern on the base and guilloche bands at top and bottom of the vessel. The torsional relief bands that decorate the body are unusual, perhaps suggesting that the vessel belongs to a related but separate regional style or workshop.
- Published References
- Massoume Price. Ancient Iran. Culture of Iran Youth Series, 1st Edition. .
- Ezat O. Negahban. Metal Vessels from Marlik. Munich. .
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 10, p. 35-37.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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