- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Shallow Bowl
- Work Type
- 6th-4th century BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Iran
- Achaemenid period
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- 4.7 × 16.9 cm, 44.67 g (1 7/8 × 6 5/8 in.)
Thickness of wall at rim: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)
Weight: 280 grams
- Frances L. Hofer, Cambridge, MA, (by 1979), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1979.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Hammered from a single sheet of metal, this silver phiale (libation bowl) has a shallow central navel or omphalos and is decorated with a pattern of radiating petals or leaves and, inserted between them, 14 lobes rendered in repoussé. The tips of the petals split to form an arch above each lobe, and a small upside-down teardrop appears where they split, as if growing from a calyx of leaves. There is a centering mark on the undersaide of the omphalos, and there are fine horizontal striations especially on the exterior of the rim.
Black and brown patina with patches of green; crack in one lobe.
- Publication History
Fogg Exhibit Explores Rich Tradition of Islamic Art, Harvard Gazette (July 25, 1980), p. 4
- Exhibition History
Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011
32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/24/2017
- Subjects and Contexts
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