Bowl with courtly scenes and mounted soldiers, called the
Ascension of Alexander the Great
Byzantine, 12th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-72
A larger image of this Byzantine bowl with the Ascension of Alexander the Great
Title: Bowl Showing the Ascension of Alexander the Great
Place of creation: Byzantium
Date: 12th century
Technique: chased, engraved and gilded
Dimensions: height 9.5 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1885; formerly in the A.P. Basilewski collection
Inventory Number: W-72
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-72
Bowl, with frieze depicting Heavenly flight of Alexander the Great, Samson, etc. 12th c.
H. 9 cm. Dia. 13.8 cm.
1884-1885 in Coll. of A. P. Bazilevskii (Paris); acq. 1885.
Inv. no. [omega] 72.
Pub.: Isk Viz., 2, no. 553, pp. 87, 89.
Iskusstvo Vizantii v sobraniiakh SSSR. Katalog vystavki. 3 vols. (Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik, 1977)
Source: State Hermitage Museum :: Byzantium. washington.edu
p57, ANNA BALLIAN, ANASTASIA DRANDAKI A Middle Byzantine silver treasure
Fig. 9. Bowl with courtly scenes and mounted soldiers from the Vasilevsky collection, 12th century. Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum no. ω72 (after: Byzantium: An Oecumenical Empire [Athens 2002] 47 no. 7).
Referenced as figure 233 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
233. Inlaid metal dish, 12th century AD, Byzantine or Caucasian, Basilevsky Coll., Hermitage, Leningrad (Dar).
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers