Gold and Silver Persian Plate

Gold and Silver Persian Plate

Gold and Silver Persian Plate

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A photograph shows a gold and silver Persian plate on a grey background. The body of the plate is gold, with ornate silver decorations and motifs scattered throughout its face. Fishermen, fish, rams, and humanoids with wings are among the figures depicted.


Artifact: 3rd–6th century AD

Photo: April 2008


This ornate Persian plate, dated to the 3rd–6th century AD, features an ornate scene of animals and fishermen.

At the time of photograph, this artifact was housed in the National Museum of Iran.

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