Bowl depicting two harpies, winged spirits, from the Seljuq dynasty that ruled Persia, Mesopotamia and parts of Anatolia in the 11th and 12th century CE. The bowl dates back to late 12th - early 13th century CE. With Persian poetry verses on the exterior:
Beware, O friend, things have gotten out of hand.
In knowing our days have been lost.
I had silver and gold, patience and sobriety.
In the grief infected by you, all for have been lost.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Photo by Babylon Chronicle