Beaker

Beaker

1100-1000 BC

Gold, low relief repoussé and incised

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

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1965.26

Description

The nomadic gold- and silversmiths of Marlik and Amlash were the first masters of precious metalwork in Iran. Their successors were the bronzeworkers of Luristan and the silversmiths of the Achaemenian and Sasanian Empires, whose masterpieces are shown elsewhere in this gallery.

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