PROPERTY FROM A VIRGINIA COLLECTION
CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
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
Brought to the US in the 1960s; inherited by the current owner