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Bowl

Type
Bowl
Historical period(s)
Parthian period, 100-300 CE
Medium
Bowl; silver; hammered, repoussé, and chased
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 5.9 x 21.8 x 21.8 cm (2 5/16 x 8 9/16 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.144
Label
The shape of this bowl is a Hellenistic and Roman descendant of the phiale, or shallow drinking bowl with a central omphalos, introduced during the period of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–331 B.C.E.) (see F1974.30). Most preserved examples of the shape are ceramic, documenting a close correspondence between clay and precious metalware in the Seleucid (305–95 B.C.E.) and Parthian (ca. 160 B.C.E.–224 C.E.) periods.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Keyword(s)
chasing, hammering, Iran, Parthian period (247 BCE - 224 CE), repousse
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
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