H x W x D: 15.5 x 25.4 x 14.1 cm (6 1/8 x 10 x 5 9/16 in)
Iran or Afghanistan
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
R. & D. Anavian
Farhadi and Anavian Co.
Farhadi and Anavian Collection, New York, New York by October 1966 
R. & D. Anavian, Tehran, Iran and New York, New York by May 1967 
From 1967 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York, purchased on May 2, 1967 likely in Tehran, Iran 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. 
 At the time of the publication of Dorothy Shepherd’s article on the rhyton, the piece was in the collection of Farhadi and Anavian, New York. See Dorothy Shepherd, “Two Silver Rhyta,” Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 53 (1966), 300 fig. 11. See also object file.
 See invoice dated May 2, 1967, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 2.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.