Achaemenid bowl by Unknown Artist

The rim is inscribed in Old Persian: 'Artaxeres the great King, king of kings, king of countries, son of Xeres the king (who was) son of Darius the king; in whose house this silver bowl was made'.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
5 x 29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £150,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Private vendor

Provenance

Found before 1935, possibly in Hamadan in Western Iran; Sotheby's, 1970; Peter Adam collection until sold Sotheby's 1975; private collection.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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