File:Iranian - Shallow Vessel - Walters 571816.jpg
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|Artist||Anonymous ( Iran)|
English: Among the most splendid of Achaemenid arts are hammered-silver or gold vessels. This type of bowl, known by the Greek word "phiale," meaning shallow vessel, was used for ritual liquid offerings. The depressions take the form of lotus buds, an Egyptian motif that became popular among the Persians.
|Date||6th century BC (Achaemenid)|
|Dimensions||5.2 × 29.8 cm (2 × 11.7 in) (h. x diam.)|
|Exhibition history||In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.|
|Credit line||Museum purchase, 1949|
|place of origin||Iran|
|Source/Photographer||Walters Art Museum: Home page Info about artwork|
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