Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Overall: 17.2 x 10.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Silver bottle with mercury gilding, decorated with images of cocks and flowering plants. Cocks are here symbols alluding to monarchy and Zoroastrian notions of spiritual awakening. They are shown wearing the royal necklace and enveloped by the royal halo.
1949, sold by Arthur Upham Pope to Edward Jackson Holmes; August 9, 1950: lent to the MFA by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; 1958: given to the MFA by Mrs. Holmes.
(Accession Date: February 13, 1958)
Edward Jackson Holmes Collection