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At A Glance

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  • Period

    6th-7th century
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Silver and gilt; hammered, repousse, chased, gilded
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 19.4 × 11.2 cm (7 5/8 × 4 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1966.1
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1966.1

Object Details

  • Description

    Bottle with repousse relief of four nude female figures (two musicians and two dancers) each with a child. Hammered, chased, and gilded.
  • Inscriptions

    Inscription in Middle Persian states owner's name as "Panaveh" and weight as 37 ster, 3 drahm.
  • Provenance

    To 1966
    Unknown collector [1]
    To 1966
    Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Paris, and Zurich, agent for an unknown collector [2]
    From 1966
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from agent, Paul and Marguerite Mallon, Rome, Paris, and Zurich [3]
    Notes:
    [1] Paul and Marguerite Mallon acted as an agent for an unknown collector. See correspondences between Marguerite Mallon and the Director of the Freer Gallery of Art, John Pope, copies in the object file. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] 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)
    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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Marguerite Mallon (died 1977)
  • 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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