Achaemenid Silver Bowl

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 April 2016

This was among the first Achaemenid silver objects discovered in Iran. The light inscriptions are probably ancient marks of ownership. They were found on many other silver bowls. They confirm the comment made about the Persians by the 5th century BCE Greek writer Xenophon, that "if they posses a great number of cups, they are proud of possessing them". From Iran. Achaemenid, Period, 6th to 4th centuries BCE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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