Bronze bowl with omphalos, Persia, 559-500 BC

Bronze bowl with omphalos, Persia, 559-500 BC
Dating:559 BC–500 BC
Origin:Middle East, Persia, Pasargade
Physical:20cm. (7.8 in.) - 263 g. (9.3 oz.)

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  This bronze bowl from the Achemenid period of Persia (559-500 BC), displays a prominent omphalos (navel) framed by a single embossed circle, framed by a geometrical frieze of alternating loops, framed by a larger and more complex motif of leaves and petals.

Omphalos cup (Musée Borely 1975:plate 191).

Bibliography (for this item)

Musée Borely,
1975 Art de l’Ancien Iran. Musée Borely, Marseille, France. (
plate 191)

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