300–500 CE
Overall: 6.4 x 14 cm (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Weight: 27 oz
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The decoration on this bowl--a vine with a little nude, accompanied by musicians, drinking wine from a rhyton--is related to the Hellenistic cult of Dionysos, or Bacchus, which was brought to Iran by the Greeks and became absorbed into the cult of Anahita.


300–500 CE

Iran, Sasanian Empire (224–651 CE)

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