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Shallow Vessel
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Shallow Vessel


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Description Among the most splendid of Achaemenid arts are hammered-silver or gold vessels. This type of bowl, known by the Greek word "phiale," meaning shallow vessel, was used for ritual liquid offerings. The depressions take the form of lotus buds, an Egyptian motif that became popular among the Persians.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/01/1949Treatmentcleaned
4/08/1960Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/16/1985Treatmentcleaned
10/19/2010Treatmentcleaned; coated
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Arthur Uphan Pope Collection; Joseph Brummer, Sale, Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, May 11, 1949, no. 128; Walters Art Musueum, Baltimore, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
6th-5th century BC (Achaemenid)
Medium
repoussé silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1816
Measurements
2 1/16 x 11 3/4 in. (5.2 x 29.8 cm) (h. x diam.)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)

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