- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
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.
- Published References
- 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. 5, pp. 80-82.
- Ann C. Gunter. The Art of Eating and Drinking in Ancient Iran. vol. 1, no. 2 New York. p. 38, fig. 21.
- Michael Vickers. Metrological Reflections: Attic, Hellenistic, Parthian and Sasanian Gold and Silver Plate. vol. 24, no. 2 Paris. pp. 163-85.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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