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Shapur II hunting

A larger image of this bowl with Shapur II hunting, Sassanian, fourth century.

Illustration 75, p89 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
75 The difference between Parthian and Sassanian art becomes evident when this superb dish is compared to provincial products. This rhythmical, vital and spirited scene shows Shapur II out hunting. Fourth century
75 Bowl: Shapur II hunting. Chased silver with traces of gilding. Diam. 9″ (22.6). Sassanian, fourth century. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

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