- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Hammered gold bowl with low umbo; shallow form; umbo (omphalos) hammered from the outside; embossed from the inside with decoration in two concentric zones, the outer one of which consists of pairs of lions erect upon their hind legs with their forearms outstretched diagonally, and each pair alternating with almond-shaped pushed-out lobes with the points downwards; the small inner zone surrounds the circular depression forming the reverse of the umbo, and is decorated with 6 smaller almond-shaped bosses arranged at regular intervals, again with the points downwards; centre point on the underside.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 12.10 centimetres (to level of carination)
Height: 2.30 centimetres
Weight: 73.50 grammes
Weight: 1135 grains
Volume: 50 millilitres (carination)
Volume: 160 millilitres (when filled)
- Curator's comments
- Object previously sent for examination by Mr R.O. Organ in the Laboratory from 6/2/62-11/4/62 (Objects to Lab, 6 May 1958-31 December 1970).
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2013 Dec- Mar 'Cyrus Cylinder', CSMVS, Mumbai
2013 27 Sept-early Dec, Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
2013 9 Aug-20 Sept, San Francisco, Asian Arts Museum, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
2013 21 June-2 Aug, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
2013 3 May-14 June, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
2013 15 Mar-26 Apr, Washington, Freer Sackler Gallery, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN/27
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/27
1989 BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase), temp display
1975 July - c. 1990, BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case/18
1931-c.1939 BM, Room 20, Persian Room
1923-1931 BM, King Edward VII Building, Franks Display
1900 - BM, Gold Ornament Room
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 18 (catalogue no)