Bowl with the Ascension of Alexander the Great
Byzantine, 12th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-1501


A larger image of this Dish with the Ascension of Alexander the Great, Byzantine, 12th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-1501


Title: Dish Showing Alexander the Great`s Flight towards Heaven in a Chariot Drawn by Griffins
Place of creation: Byzantium
Date: 12th century
Material: silver
Technique: chased, engraved and gilded
Dimensions: diameter 28 cm, height 5.3 - 6 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 2003; handed over from the Shuryshakarsky Municipal District Regional History Complex, the village of Muzhi
Inventory Number: W-1501
Source: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-1501


Details of the Medallions on this Dish with the Ascension of Alexander the Great, Byzantine, 12th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-1501



See also A marble Surya (“the Supreme Light”, in Hinduism the chief solar deity) with chariot iconography. Khair Khaneh, Afghanistan.
Bowl with the Ascension of Alexander the Great, Byzantine, 12th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-72
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers





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