- Museum number
Silver deep shouldered bowl: hammered from a single thick piece of sheet.
- Production date
- 5thC BC (about)
Diameter: 19.30 - 21.20 centimetres (rim)
Height: 13 centimetres
Weight: 601 grammes
Volume: 1025 millilitres (at carination)
Volume: 2245 millilitres (at 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
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005 Sept-2006 Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1996 1 Oct-1997 31 Mar, USA, St. Petersburg, Florida International Museum, Alexander the Great: History and Legend
1995 21 Dec-1996 21 May, Rome, Fondazione Memmo, Alexander the Great: History and Legend
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug BM, G52/IRAN/7/3
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec BM, G49/IRAN/7/2
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR] case 10, no. 1
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.183 (Not part of the Oxus Treasure)