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Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 5th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Silver, mercury gilding
Dimensions:
Height 1.62 in. (4.11 cm), Diameter 7.9 in. (20.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.402
  • Provenance

    From 1963, on loan by The Guennol Collection (Alastair Bradley Martin's collection) to the Museum (L.63.10.2); until 1994, Alastair Bradley Martin's family; acquired by the Museum in 1994, purchased from The Merrin Gallery, New York.

  • Exhibition History

    "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.

  • References

    Grabar, Oleg. 1967. "An Introduction to the Art of Sasanian Sillver." In Sasanian Silver: Late Antique and Early Medieval Arts of Luxury From Iran, exh. cat. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, no. 3, pp. 51-53, 92-93.

    Rubin, Ida Ely, ed. 1975. The Guennol Collection, Vol. I. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 103-106.

    Harper, Prudence O. 1978. The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire, exh. cat. New York: Asia House Gallery, no. 12. pp. 48-50, also pp. 27, 42, 82.

    Harper, Prudence O. and Pieter Meyers. 1981. Silver Vessels of the Sasanian Period, Volume 1: Royal Imagery. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 157, 162, 183, 186, 196, 198-199, 239, pl. 38.

    Fontana, Maria Vittoria. 1986. La leggenda di Bahram Gur e Azada. Materiale per la storia di una tipologia figurativa dalle origini al XIV secolo. Series Minor 24. Napoli: Istituto Universitario Orientale. Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici, no. 16, pp. 22-23, and pl. IV, 8.

    Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 125 (July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995), p. 8.

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