The Sassanids were the last native Persian
Kingdom to rule Ancient Iran before the
Islamic conquest. The Sassanid era was a
golden age of Persian culture that witnessed
the revival of Zoroastrianism, and a literary
Renaissance spurred by the translation of
many Old Persian epics written in cuneiform
into the Middle Persian language of Pahlavi
written in an alphabet derived from Aramaic.
Artistically, the Sassanid period witnessed
some of the highest achievements of the
Persian civilization. Much of what later became
known as Muslim culture.
This bowl is made from thick bronze, its
surface is entirely smooth. It could have been
produced for court members to be used as a
wine drinking vessel.
Sassanian metalwork was highly developed,
the most usual objects being shallow cups and