- Museum number
Dish, with foot-rim. Made of gilded silver and decorated on the interior with relief decoration of a ruler in Sasanian costume reclining on a wheeled couch, surrounded by attendants, musicians and items essential for an outdoor banquet: a vine hung with ripe grapes, a water-bottle made from the skin of a whole animal, wine jugs in a cooler and a pot suspended over a fire.
- Production date
Diameter: 19.70 centimetres
Height: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Bivar reads the inscription as Khorezmian and giving the weight of the bowl.
During the first century of Islam, vessels reflected earlier cultural traditions of the area in which they were made. Tabaristan was famous for silver vessels decorated in relief with scenes derived from the iconography of the Sasanian Empire. Hundreds of vessels were sent to the Caliphal court at Damascus and then to Baghdad where their beauty was celebrated in contemporary poetry.
- On display (G42/dc16)
- Exhibition history
1998 9 Feb-3 May, India, Mumbai, Sir Caswasjee Jahangir Hall, The Enduring Image
1997 13 Oct-1998 5 Jan, India, New Delhi, National Museum, The Enduring Image
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 124096 (big number)
Miscellaneous number: 1897-12-31,190 (original reg. number)
Miscellaneous number: AF.211
Miscellaneous number: OT 190 (first edition)
Miscellaneous number: OT 211