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1st c BCE Iranian (Persian) Bactrian Metalwork

PARTHIAN Anonymous (247 BCE - 224 CE)
100 BCE-1 BCE
1st c BCE
Silver; gilt; garnet
Afghanistan (Bactria).
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
On this bowl the central calyx is Near Eastern but the net pattern is Greek; an artistic reflection of Bactria's complicated political history.

Caption: PARTHIAN | Bowl. | 100 BCE-1 BCE | Parthian | Bactrian

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