BZ.1913.3, Bowl with Central Boss
Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum
Dalmatian Coast (?), sixteenth century (?)
Silver, 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.4 cm (8 in. x 8 in. x 2 1/8 in.)
Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss purchased this silver bowl from the Parisian collector Claude Anet on July 22, 1913. At the time, the bowl was said to be Sassanian, fifth or sixth century, found in the Caucasus.