Sasanian Metalwork

Head of a king, 4th century (Sasanian period, Iran, Gilded silver). Dating from the fourth century, this royal head, hammered from a single sheet of silver, with chased and repoussé details, has parallels in imperial portraits made in the Roman West. The king wears simple ovoid earrings and a beaded necklace of Sasanian fashion…

Sasanian Metalwork

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