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Bowl - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    4th-5th century
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Silver, partially gilt
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.9 × 19.1 cm (1 15/16 × 7 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1962.1
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1962.1

Object Details

  • Description

    Silver bowl partially gilt, showing king Kavadh I hunting ibex and gazelle.
  • Provenance

    To 1962
    K. Rabenou, New York, New York. [1]
    From 1962
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from K. Rabenou, New York, New York. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • 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)
    Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East (April 15, 1983 to April 4, 1984)
    Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Metalwork (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    K. Rabenou (1906-1961)
  • Origin

    Iran
  • 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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