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Primary Source #5

Silver Vase

Gilded Sassanian vessel showing four dancers. 5th-6th century CE.

The four females decorating the body appear to be dancers, but this motif may be based upon the image of Anahita, a Persian goddess of royalty and war, but particularly associated with fertility. Luxury objects such as this were popular trade items traded along the Silk Road when Tang-era records tell us that Iranian culture was held in high esteem.

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