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Bowl

Bowl

300–500

Silver

Overall: 6.4 x 14 cm (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Weight: 27 oz

John L. Severance Fund 1963.478

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Near Eastern Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Silver

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