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Silver Vessels of the Sasanian Period. Vol. 1, Royal Imagery
Harper, Prudence O., and Pieter Meyers (1981)
This title is out of print.
Table of contents

Foreword
Philippe de Montebello

Color Plates

Part One

Catalogue and Interpretation
Prudence O. Harper

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter I. Historical Outline

Chapter II. Medallion Bowls with Human Busts
Catalogue

Chapter III. Vessels with Hunting Scenes
The Numismatic Evidence
Catalogue
Elements Having a Chronological Significance
Definition of the Different Stylistic Groups
Relationship of the Plates in Group I to those in the Overall Parallel-Line and the Paired-Line Drapery Styles
Sources of the Overall Parallel-Line and the Paired-Line Drapery Styles

Chapter IV. Thrones and Enthronement Scenes

Chapter V. Interpretation and Conclusions
The Initial Stages
The Central Sasanian Group
The British Museum Shapur Plate and Provincial Silver Plates

Part Two

Technical Study
Pieter Meyers

Acknowledgments

Chapter VI. Technical Study
Introduction
Metal Production
Methods of Manufacture
Elemental Composition
Technical Description of Objects Bearing Royal Images
Table I. Elemental Composition
Technical Description of Individual Objects

Appendices for Part One

List of Abbreviations in Appendices, Arranged by Plate Number

Appendix I. Tabulation of iconographic details according to style; data on inscriptions and provenance
Table I. Characteristics of the hunting plates on which the folds of the drapery are rendered as overall parallel lines
Table II. Characteristics of the hunting plates on which the folds of the drapery are rendered as paired lines
Table III. Characteristics of early non-royal hunting plates
Table IV. Inscriptions and provenance

Appendix II.
Part 1. Touroucheva plate with Shapur II hunting lions
Part 2. Hunting plate in the Guennol collection

Appendix III.

Chronology of kings
Plates
Bibliography
Index

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