There has been extensive debate over the identification of similar dancing women on vessels of the Sassanian Period. One school of thought presents her as an image of Anahita, a pre-Zoroastrian goddess of fertility. Another theory proffers that she is a follower of Dionysos. A third considers the women personifications of the seasons. For a ewer in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with three such figures see no. 36, p. 198-201 in Gunter & Jett, Ancient Iranian Metalwork.