Oval bowl with grapevine scrolls inhabited by birds and animals

Silver, mercury gilding | 7 x 11.1cm | c. 6th-7th century A.D.

Unknown Artist

This oval bowl, made from a single piece of hammered silver, is an example of one of the new vessel forms popular during the second half of the Sasanian period (A.D. 224-651): the shape is typical for wine drinking and most likely derives from Chines...
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