Overall: 5 x 13.4 cm (1 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1966.369


Every good Zoroastrian was supposed to spend one-third of his day farming; one-third philosophizing; and one-third eating, resting, and at pleasure. The abundance of Sasanian luxury goods is evidence of the importance accorded the last third of the day.

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