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Silver bowl; embossed design in the centre, depicting a 4-armed goddess seated on a lion with inscription below.
- Made in: Khwarazm
- Diameter: 12.4 centimetres
- Height: 4.6 centimetres
- Weight: 127.5 grammes (previously weighed as 128.2 g)
- Volume: 340 centimetres
- Diameter: 5 inches
- Height: 1.7 inches
Inscription CommentDated to year 700 of Choresmian era = AD 658
Pendant jewel worn by the central figure compared by Lerner to Khorezmian or Sogdian pebble jewel pendant found in the tomb of Shi Suoyan in Guyuan (p. 261, cat. 87 in Annette L. Juliano & Judith A. Lerner et al., 'Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China. Gansu and Ningxia, 4th-7th Century', New York: Harry N. Abrams, with the Asia Society, 2001).
- Grenet F & Marshak B 1998a
- Juliano & Lerner 2001a p.261, cat. 87 (cat. entry by Lerner)
- Ward 1993 p.49, fig.33
- Harper P O et al. 1978a p.70, fig. 23a (cited as a parallel)
- Azarpay G 1969a pl. 1 (discusses iconography and the inscription)
- Dalton 1964a pp. 57-58, pl. 32, no. 203
- Seipel W 1996a pp.305, 425, cat. 169 (cat. entry by St J. Simpson)
On display: G34/dc3
2013-14 24 Oct-27 April, BM, G69a, 'Wise men from the East: Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond'
1996 17 Jan-14 Apr, Austria, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches museum, Weihrauch und Seide – geld und Luxus aus dem Antiken Orient
Purchased from Princess Gagarine
- 124089 (WAA big number)
- 1877-8-20,1 (original reg. number)
- OT 203
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Object reference number: RRM15365
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