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'.
Achaemenid bowl by Unknown Artist, 5th century BC
© British Museum
- 5 x 29 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £150,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
Found before 1935, possibly in Hamadan in Western Iran; Sotheby's, 1970; Peter Adam collection until sold Sotheby's 1975; private collection.