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Plate depicting a drinking party in the Sassanian-Persian Style

Plate depicting a drinking party in the Sassanian-Persian Style

Plate depicting a drinking party in the Sassanian-Persian Style

Silver, partially gilt

Diam: 24 cm

Gift of Marion Hammer, Jerusalem - Zurich

Accession number:

2002.110.0077

Archaeology/Islamic Art & Archaeology

The main figure, larger than the others, is a monarch seated on a throne. His posture - one leg crossed over the other - is typical of portrayals of oriental kings. The monarch wears the crown of a Sassanian king, and he is holding a cup of wine, another symbol of power.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir