A Post-Sassanian Gilt Silver Dish, Umayyad Iran, c.8th Century


A larger image of this warrior with sword fighting a lion on a Post-Sassanian Gilt Silver Dish, Umayyad Iran, c.8th Century

A Post-Sassanian Gilt Silver Dish
Umayyad Iran, Circa 8th Century
Of shallow rounded form on short central foot, the rim slightly thickened, the interior worked in shallow relief with a central roundel depicting a silver standing warrior warding off a lion with his left hand and about to stab the lion with the right, on plain gilt ground, the border with a band of stylised lotus capitals on a gilt ground radiating from a moulded lappet band, the underside with encrustation, one area of slight repair to rim.
7 7/8in. (20.1cm.) diameter
Source: Christie's, sale 7871, Lot 61



See also Umayyad textile with a Sasanian King, Iran or Central Asia, 7th-8th century
The Pur-i Vahman Plate with Horse-Archer Hunting Lion and Boar, Post Sasanian c.8th Century or Khorosanian, State Hermitage Museum, S247
Plates with figures from Persia and Central Asia (and bowls, cups, cameos, plaques, paintings and textiles with similar iconography)
Other Umayyad Arab Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers




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