Handle from a vessel in the form of a jumping feline above an ibex head (fragment)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1st century BCE-1st century CE
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Bronze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 21.6 x 9 x 9 cm (8 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1909.139
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1909.139

Object Details

  • Description

    Persian
    Parthian period
    1st century B.C.--1st century A.D.
    Fragment: a handle from a vessel in the form of a jumping feline above an ibex head; one part of rim attachment broken off.
    Surface: green and brown patina and yellow earth incrustation.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Maurice Nahman (1868-1948) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1909
    Maurice Nahman (1868-1948), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Maurice Nahman in 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 81, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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