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Lion Hunting Cup

Lion Hunting Cup

1100-1000 BC

Silver, raised, chased, repoussé

Overall: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1965.25

Description

The nomadic gold- and silversmiths of Marlik and Amlash were the first masters of precious metalwork in Iran. Their successors were the bronze workers of Luristan and the silversmiths of the Achaemenian and Sasanian empires.

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