Phiale of a Sassanian Noble

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 October 2017
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This phiale, which carries the portrait of an Iranian nobleman, was found in burial no. 2 of the Armaziskhevi archaeological site in what's present-day Georgia. It dates from c. 300-400 CE, and it is a very fine specimen of classical Sassanian art. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 12). Phiale of a Sassanian Noble. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7348/phiale-of-a-sassanian-noble/

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