Silk Road Collection

Bowl with lotus flower design

  • West Asia
  • 5th-4th century BC
  • Achaemenid Persia
  • glass
  • H 7.0×φ11.6cm

Made of light green transparent glass, this bowl was made in Achaemenid Persia. Because glass blowing did not yet exist, this was made by molding glass.The mouth curves outward in an elegant way, and the lotus petal design engraved at the bottom is common to metal vessels that were widely used at the time.