Overall: 6.4 x 14 cm (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1963.478


The decoration on this bowl--a vine with a little nude, accompanied by musicians, drinking wine from a rhyton--is related to the Hellenistic cult of Dionysos, or Bacchus, which was brought to Iran by the Greeks and became absorbed into the cult of Anahita.

See also
Near Eastern Art
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email