AN ELAMITE SILVER BEAKER
A SASANIAN PARCEL GILT SILVER DISH
AN ELAMITE SILVER BEAKER
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A SASANIAN PARCEL GILT SILVER DISH

IRAN, CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

Details
A SASANIAN PARCEL GILT SILVER DISH
IRAN, CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
9 ½ in. (24 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Archéologie et Arts d'Orient, Francois De Ricqles, Drouot Richilieu, Paris, 5 December 1994, lot 103.
Special notice

The USA prohibits the purchase by US persons of Iranian-origin “works of conventional craftsmanship” such as carpets, textiles, decorative objects, and scientific instruments. The US sanctions apply to US persons regardless of the location of the transaction or the shipping intentions of the US person. For this reason, Christie’s will not accept bids by US persons on this lot. Non-US persons wishing to import this lot into the USA are advised that they will need to apply for an OFAC licence and that this can take many months to be granted.

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Lot Essay

The motif of a heraldic bird of prey attacking a gazelle, has a long history in the Near East as a symbol of power and victory. For a dish with a similar scene, cf T. Umehara et al, Miho Museum; South Wing, 1997, pp. 120-121, no. 56.

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