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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A SASSANIAN SILVER ALLOY FOOTED BOWL

    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A SASSANIAN SILVER ALLOY FOOTED BOWL
    CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    On high flaring foot, the bowl decorated with delicate fluting around the exterior, a parcel gilt band around the central interior tondo; and a Sassanian copper alloy jar, the piriform body with flaring shallow ribbed neck, circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) and 5½ in. (14 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, acquired in the 1940s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY