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Shallow bowl

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    4th-5th century CE
  • Geography

    Central Asia
  • Material

    Silver and gilt
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.3 × 19.2 cm (1 11/16 × 7 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1945.33
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1945.33

Object Details

  • Provenance

    ?
    Noted as found in
    Northwest British India, modern day Pakistan
    [1]
    At least 1940-1945
    Hagop Kevorkian, New York, method of acquisition unknown [2]
    From 1945
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Phyllis Ackerman, "Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art" [exhibition catalog], (New York: The Iranian Institute, 1940), p. 325. See also, Kurt Weitzmann, "Three "Bactrian" Silver Vessels with Illustrations from Euripides, in The Art Bulletin (Dec. 1943, vol. 25), no. 4, p. 307 (illustrated).
    [2] See Ackerman, 325. Kevorkian owned the bowl when it was lent to the exhibition in 1940. See also Hagop Kevorkian invoice to Freer Gallery of Art, July 6, 1945, and marked approved on July 6, 1945, by A. G. Wenley, copy in object file.
    [3] See note 2.
    Research updated April 19, 2023
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran (February 4, 2012 - ongoing)
    Ancient Art of the Near East (November 21, 2009 to December 1, 2011)
    Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires (May 9, 1993 to January 28, 2007)
    Ancient Near Eastern Metalware (December 18, 1984 to February 24, 1986)
    Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East (April 15, 1983 to April 4, 1984)
    Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
    Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
    2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Metalwork (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Metalwork (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Special Exhibition of Persian Art (May 1, 1960 to August 11, 1961)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1955 (April 12, 1955 to December 16, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Armenian Manuscripts, Gallery 6, 1947 (April 23 to October 3, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Ancient Near Eastern Art, 1947 (June 18, 1947 to October 26, 1955)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

    Central Asia
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Vessel
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 21: Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
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