H x Diam (overall): 4.1 x 21.9 cm (1 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), Iran, silver, Ancient Near Eastern Art, gilding, engraving, carving, chasing, hammering
Sackler: Sackler: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1964 Mahboubian Gallery of Ancient Art, Tehran, Iran and New York.  From 1964 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mehdi Mahboubian, Tehran, Iran and New York.  Notes:  Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file after 1920, Collections Management Office.  See note 1.
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