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Post #1024 • June 20, 2007, 8:04 PM • 6 Comments

The show is over, but it would be a shame to let the photos go to waste, especially now that I know how to batch-resize the images and scrape the caption list.

Bowl, Sasanian, about 3rd century, Transparent pale olive green; blown, applied, H. 10.2 cm, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; © Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY

Bowl with portrait medallion, Late 3rd–early 4th century, Silver and gilt, H. 7.6 cm; D. 23.7 cm, Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Warner L. Atkins, © Cincinnati Art Museum, photograph Walsh 10/1999

Bust of a king—Palace II of Kish, 5th century, Stucco, H. 51.5 cm, Field Museum of Natural History, 236400a, © The Field Museum, A109938c, photograph by Ron Testa

Plate: the King Yazdegerd I, slaying a stag, Iran, Sasanian, Yazdegerd I, early 5th century, Silver, mercury, gilding, Diam. 23.3–4 cm; Wt. 713 g, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1970 (1970.6), Photograph © 1995 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mosaic plaque: Harpist, Iran, Bishapur, about 260, Marble, H. 117 cm; W. 85 cm, Paris, musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités orientales, inv. AO 26169, Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY; photograph by Franck Raux

Dish, Sasanian, 4th–early 5th century, Silver, H. 5 cm; Diam. 23.4 cm, Private collection, Photograph by Maggie Nimkin

Dish: King Hormizd II or Hormizd III Hunting Lions, Iran, Sasanian, 400–600, Gilt-silver, H. 4.6 cm; w. 20.8 cm, The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 1962.150, © The Cleveland Museum of Art

"Anahita" Plate, Unknown origin/former Soltikov collection according to the entry register, 7th–8th century , Silver, gilded background and reliefs , D. 25.8 cm; Wt.: 1,212 g, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques, inv. 56.366, © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Stamp seal with Zoroastrian priest, Elliptical, mottled brown and white agate stone, H. 1.43 cm; W. 1.79 cm; D. 1.24 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques, inv. D 3404 (1854), © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bust of a woman – Awan, north of Palace I of Kish, 5th century, Stucco, H. 28.5 cm, Field Museum of Natural History, 236322, © The Field Museum, A111965c, photograph by James Balodimas

Bowl, Sasanian, 3rd–4th century, Silver, H. 5.4 cm; Diam. at rim 11.3 cm, Private Collection, Photograph by Maggie Nimkin

Wine vessel in the form of a Saiga antelope head, Found in Poland, Volhynia Choniakow, Provincial Sasanian, 5th–6th century, Silver-gilt, L. of head 18.01 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1947 (47.100.82), Photograph © 1995 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cup, Iran, Sasanian, probably 6th century, Transparent light purplish brown, H. 7.2 cm, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; 72.1.21, © Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Cup, Iran (possibly), Amlash, Sasanian, 5th–6th century, Almost colorless with yellow tinge; blown, facet-cut, Height: 8.9 cm, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; 60.1.3, © Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Cup, Sasanian, 5th–6th century, Transparent, pale green; blown, facet-cut, Height: 7.7 cm, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, formerly in the Smith Collection; 61.1.12, © Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Bottle, Sasanian, perhaps 4th–6th century, Transparent, pale yellowish brown; blown, facet-cut, Height: 20.2 cm, Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; 62.1.4, © Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Vessel, Iran, 8th century, Silver, silver-gilt, H. 18.3 cm; Gr. d. 11 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pfeiffer Fund, 1969 (69.224), Photograph © 2006 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Molding from arched doorway, with palmettes, Mesopotamian, Ctesiphon, Umm ez-Za’tir, Sasanian, 6th century, Stucco, H. 15 1/2 in.; W. 25 1/8 in., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1932 (32.150.32), Photograph © 2006 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ewer decorated with two facing lions, Eastern Iran (?), about 700, Silver, partially mercury-gilt, repousse decoration, H. 35 cm; Wt. 1,102 g, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques, inv. 56.363, © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Comment

1.

ahab

June 20, 2007, 11:27 PM

Is there anything that (the royal) we are making that can keep up with these awesome ancient things?

2.

onajide

June 21, 2007, 12:06 AM

I love all that stuff. LACMA has a great collection of Persian pre-Islamic clay works that I've seen and would love to see again. If you get up there, check it out, if it's on view.

3.

Margaret

June 21, 2007, 10:44 AM

Thanks for the pictures, Franklin. I love the bust of a king the best.

4.

1

June 21, 2007, 11:04 AM

it's great to have some nice pictures of these items that all too often it is difficult to give much time when visiting museums.

i really like that probably 6th century "purplish brown" cup with the raised circle motif.

5.

msquoted

June 21, 2007, 6:53 PM

The wine vessel in the form of an antelope head is my favourite. It would go fabulous with my decor.

6.

Curious

June 21, 2007, 7:19 PM

WOW!
That was fast..... what happened to the Margulies thread?
curious

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