Offering dish (phiale)

Central Asian, Gandharan
Achaemenid Period
6th–4th century B.C.


Height x diameter: 3.5 x 16.5 cm (1 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Green stone

Not On View


Asia, The Ancient World



Shallow circular dish with outsplayed rim. Intact; some damage to edges of the rim.


By date unknown: according to Gorny and Mosch the phiale was owned by a private collector in Munich; by 2004: with Gorny and Mosch, Maximiliansplatz 20, 80333 München (Gorny and Mosch, Auction 132, June 16, 2004, lot 61); purchased at the Gorny and Mosch auction by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr. to MFA, December 2006; accessioned January 24, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrmann, Jr.