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A SASANIAN SILVER ELLIPTICAL BOWL
PROPERTY FROM A VIRGINIA COLLECTION
A SASANIAN SILVER ELLIPTICAL BOWL

CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

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A SASANIAN SILVER ELLIPTICAL BOWL Circa 6th-7th Century A.D. The entire surface of the interior finely chased, centered by a senmurw, a mythical winged creature with the head and forepaws of a dog or wolf and the tail of a peacock, its watery domain populated by a myriad fish and fowl of various forms and sizes, all facing in towards the vertical axis, those below the senmurw inverted, with a fruit-filled foliate band below the rim 9¾ in. (24.7 cm) long
Provenance
Brought to the US in the 1960s; inherited by the current owner
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