Daryoush Akbarzadeh, Touraj Daryaee, and Judith A. Lerner, Two
Recently Discovered Inscribed Sasanian Silver Bowls
Sasanian silver bowl with crane and inscription.
Quri Qal’eh cave, western Iran.
Part of a hoard of eight decorated silver vessels discovered in western
these two elliptical bowls each bear an image of a bird (one a crane,
other a guinea fowl) and a Middle Persian inscription. Based on their
artistic and calligraphic styles, the bowls should be considered as
works, commissioned by members of the lower aristocracy or bureaucracy
the late Sasanian state or by those aristocratic households that
Sasanian traditions into Islamic times.