- Museum number
Silver deep shouldered bowl: hammered from a single thick piece of sheet; lower part hemispherical, flared outwards above carination; slightly distorted.
- Production date
- 5thC BC (about)
Diameter: 18.90 - 21.10 centimetres
Height: 12.70 centimetres
Weight: 622.50 grammes
Volume: 1050 millilitres (at carination)
Volume: 2300 millilitres (rim)
- Curator's comments
- The nearest substantial site of antiquity to the town of Erzincan is the mound of Altintepe and the name of this site, coupled with its Achaemenid upper level, strongly suggests that this is the findspot. Shallow versions of this ultimately late Assyrian type were also copied in cut glass and cheaper materials such as bronze and ceramic. The metal versions were either left plain or were decorated with horizontal fluting or lobing.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN/7/2
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec BM, G49/IRAN/7/15
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR] case 10, no. 2
Persian Landing [PL] at top of West Stairs, case 2
Persian Room, wall-case [WC] 15, shelf 3
1931-ca 1939 BM, Room 20: Persian Room
1923-1931 BM, King Edward VII Building: Franks Display
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: OT.182 (Not part of the Oxus Treasure)