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Iran: Iran Bastan Museum

Cast footed Chalice, tall funnel-shaped base, convex body, straight rim

13th century AD
Height: 11 cm (4.4 in)
Rim diameter: 20 cm (8 in)

First row: On the outside, below the rim, 3 diptychs of Persian poetry are inscribed in Thulth script. Between every 2 diptychs, a seated human figure is framed within circle;
Second row: Band of flowers alternating facing upward and downward;
Third row: Intersecting circles, to which vertical joined lines are connected. The base of the vessel is also decorated with jagged lines and vegetal patterns. Such techniques as incision, carving and inlay with silver have been used in its decoration.

Patina: Glossy black patches and wart-like green and dark brown corrosion.



White Bronze

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