Decorated silver bowl; attached high flaring foot-ring with centering mark and rotation marks (?) on the underside; decoration consists of twenty-two hammered petal-shaped lobes or gadroons, chased on the reverse, with punched marks around the tips of the outer lobes on the interior, and a row of lightly hammered circular indentations, punched around the lower portions, immediately below the rim; engraved guilloche framing the flat central roundel or tondo on the interior, which is engraved with a scene consisting of a reclining bearded man with bushy hairstyle, belted tunic and long baggy sleeves, holding a 'kantharos' (two-handled drinking bowl) in his left hand while reclining with one elbow on a pile of cushions at one end of a low couch or bench-throne supported by animal-feet (intended to be lion's paw) legs; standing male figure on the right, holding an unidentified object; seated woman at the left, wearing long flowing dress or gown but with arms not depicted; presumed lathe-turning marks on the underside of the foot ring; object has been crushed flat and crudely restored prior to acquisition.
- G49 Ancient Iran 1994, case 13, ["Round Reading Room", "Noruz/Haft Sin exhibition, 2004"], G52 Ancient Iran 2007, Forgotten Empire, ["G52 Ancient Iran 1995", "case 13"]
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2006 14 Sept-30 Dec, Paris, Cernuschi Museum, 'Les Perses Sassanides ou les Fastes d'un empire oublié'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
2004 16 Mar-2 May, BM, Round Reading Room 'Noruz/Haft Sin'
1995-2005 17 Nov-15 Dec, BM, G52/IRAN/13.
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/13.
1975-1990 Jul-Dec, BM, Iranian Room [IR], case 16, no. 7.
1971, BM, 'Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire'
- hammered, engraved
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