- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Work Type
- mid 6th-mid 4th century BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Iran
- Achaemenid period
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Cast and hammered
- 4.1 x 13.4 x 0.1 cm (1 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 1/16 in.)
- Technical Details
Chemical Composition: XRF data from Tracer
Alloying Elements: copper, tin
Other Elements: lead, iron, nickel, silver, antimony, arsenic
K. Eremin, January 2014
Technical Observations: The patina on the interior has green corrosion over a brown surface, while the exterior is gray, green, and black, with a few patches of brown encrustations. Superficial cracks resulting from the fabrication of the bowl are also present.
The bowl was formed by hammering a cast ingot to shape it, with finishing and engraved turn lines done on a lathe. The central rosette design was chased into the surface with the shallowly engraved circular lines from lathe-turning serving as a guide.
Carol Snow (submitted 2002)
- Harry J. Denberg, New York, NY (by 1969), gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1969.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Harry J. Denberg
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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