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ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Silver, mercury gilding
6.81 in. (17.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
Acquired by the Museum in 1962, purchased from K. Rabenou Ltd., New York.

“Splendeur des Sassanides: L’Empire Perse Entre Rome et la Chine (224-642).” Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, February 12, 1993–April 25, 1993.

“Les Perses Sassanides: Fastes D’Un Empire Oublié, 224-642,” Musée Cernuschi, Paris, September 15, 2006–December 30, 2006.

“Glass, Gilding, and Grand Design: Art of Sasanian Iran (224-642),” Asia Society, New York, February 14, 2007–May 20, 2007.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1962. "Near Eastern Art". The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (2), Ninety-Second Annual Report of The Trustees for The Fiscal Year 1961-1962 (Oct., 1962), pp. 83-84.

Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. 1993. Splendeur des Sassanides: l'Empire Perse entre Rome et la Chine (224-642), exh. cat. Brussels: Crédit Communal, p. 245, no. 94.

Harper, Prudence O. 2006. “Vase à Décor Géométrique.” In Les Perses Sassanides: Fastes D’un Empire Oublié, 224-642, exh. cat. edited by Franҫoise Demange. Paris: Paris Musées, no. 61, p. 121.
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