- Museum number
Silver bowl: shallow with flared rim and 8 egg-shaped lobes in repousse; between each lobe on the underside is an applied cut-out applique of a rampant winged lion with the head and feather-crown of the Egyptian dwarf god Bes, shown full-face; rosettes flank the heads and form a circle around the base; rosette in centre of exterior; centre point in the interior; interior rim and exterior lightly corroded but remainder of interior is in very good condition; one lobe slightly torn.
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Diameter: 17.40 centimetres
Height: 2.50 centimetres
Weight: 300.50 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Research lab report 3rd September 1971.
Height published by Moorey as 1.8 cm is incorrect and probably refers to measurement in inches.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2013 Dec- Marc CSMVS, Mumbai, 'Cyrus Cylinder'
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/7/15
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/7/15
- Several of the appliques are fragmentary or completely missing; interior rim and exterior lightly corroded but remainder of interior is in very good condition; one lobe slightly torn.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of a group of objects deposited on 14/7/70 (WAA deposit book entry 2568).
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number