A Sasanian silver bowl with Great King hunting, 4th - 5th century A.D.
Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A94kua | Live auction | 479 Lots
DescriptionFlat bowl with incised decoration and partially extremely shallow relief. Within an approx. 5 mm wide rim zone with traces of gilding, which is closed at the bottom by an incised line running all around, the Great King on horseback hunting deer. The horse with richly decorated bridle and saddle blanket, the Great King facing backwards, drawing a bow and an arrow and aiming at a hind in the field on the left. Under the horse an already killed stag. Individual parts such as the quiver, the bow, the crown, the belt and the strapwork on the upper part of the body with traces of gilding. Smaller cracks and punctures around the head of the Great King, dent at the lower rim. Partial incrustations and oxide deposits, especially on the underside. Otherwise an attractive piece of Sasanian court art. Diameter 19 cm. Height 4.2 cm. Comes with a high-quality metal stand.
Provenance: Eastern German private collection.
Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?