Persian & Iranian Metal & Silver Photos

Ancient Persia through to Modern Iran has a long history of artistic ceramic production.

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Bronze shield boss from Amlash, Iran at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Iranian bronze horse bit in form of winged sphinxes at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Iranian bronze animal finials ) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Iran: man with two winged horses of cheek plate from horse bit from Luristan at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Bronze shield boss (1000-800 BCE) from Amlash, Iran at University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology. Columbia, MO.Iranian bronze horse bit in form of winged sphinxes (1100-700 BCE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Iranian bronze animal finials (1100-700 BCE & 799-700 BCE)) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Iran: man with two winged horses of cheek plate from horse bit from Luristan (1000-650 BCE) at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Iran: winged horses of cheek plate from horse bit from Luristan at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of mythical creature from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of sphinx from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold breastplate fragment from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Iran: winged horses of cheek plate from horse bit from Luristan (1000-650 BCE) at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of mythical creature (1000-650 BCE) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Bronze cheekpiece of horse bridle in form of sphinx (1000-650 BCE) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Gold breastplate fragment (c8th-7th C BCE) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Silver long-spouted jar from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Persian silver & gold spouted jar with lion-griffon handles at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Persian gold head of snarling lion probably from Ecbatana, Persia at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian silver vessel handle in shape of bounding ibex in Persian style probably from Tell el-Maskhuta, Egypt at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Silver long-spouted jar (900-600 BCE) from Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Persian silver & gold spouted jar with lion-griffon handles (350-325 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Persian gold head of snarling lion (6th-5th C BCE) probably from Ecbatana, Persia at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian silver vessel handle in shape of bounding ibex in Persian style (late 5th C BCE) probably from Tell el-Maskhuta, Egypt at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Persian winged bezoar goat handle for a silver amphora from Euphrates, Anatolia at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Silver medallions from Greece & Iran at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Silver & gold Parthian wine horns with lynx heads from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Parthian wine horn with lion head from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Persian winged bezoar goat handle for a silver amphora (400-350 BCE) from Euphrates, Anatolia at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Silver medallions (4th-2nd C BCE) from Greece & Iran at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Silver & gold Parthian wine horns with lynx heads (1st C BCE-1st C CE) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Parthian wine horn with lion head (1st C BCE-1st C CE) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Gilt-silver animal-shaped horn from Persia or Afghanistan in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian wine horn with gazelle head from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian bottles with Dionysus scene from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Gilt-silver plate showing horseman hunting boars from Persia in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Gilt-silver animal-shaped horn from Sasanian period of Persia or Afghanistan (300-400) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian wine horn with gazelle head (4th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian bottles with Dionysus scene (6-7th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Gilt-silver plate showing horseman hunting boars from Sasanian period of Persia (300-400) in Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Silver & gold Sasanian bowl from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with horseman hunting boars from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with horseman hunting wild goats from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with Dionysus scene from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Silver & gold Sasanian bowl (3rd C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with horseman hunting boars (4th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with horseman hunting wild goats (4-5th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Silver & gold Sasanian plate with Dionysus scene (5-7th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.
Silver & gold Sasanian plate with winged horses from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Partially gilded silver platter with scene of Sasanian king on horseback hunting lion, boar & bear from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Silver & gold Sasanian plate with winged horses (7th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Partially gilded silver platter with scene of Sasanian king on horseback hunting lion, boar & bear (7thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense device in shape of camel from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail (7thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense device in shape of camel (11th-12thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Copper alloy incense burner in shape of bird from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Gold Buyid ewer from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Persian brass candlestick with lions at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of Persian brass candlestick with lions at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Copper alloy incense burner in shape of bird (12-13th C) from Iran at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Gold Buyid ewer (10th C) from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC.Persian brass candlestick with lions (late 12th C) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of Persian brass candlestick with lions (late 12th C) at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Bronze, silver & enamel Persian shield at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Bronze, silver & enamel Persian shield (c1760) at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Astrolabe & metal tympana plates (mid 18thC) from Iran at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Silver & gold coffee & tea service given by Shah of Iran at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.

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